Fine Particle Fertiliser

Fine Particle Fertiliser

Individual Farm Specific Nutrient Program

Fine Particle Fertiliser

Taking even and accurate application of nutrients to the maximum, fine particle fertiliser has been proven for over 30 years by dairy, sheep, beef, deer, cropping, viticulture, and horticulture farmers.

An ideal macro, mineral and biological application for any farm type. Fine particles of fertiliser ensure even plant uptake through the soil leading to improved dry matter quantity and quality.

Applied by; Groundspread, tow and fert, aerial.

“The most efficient method of fertiliser and trace element application in New Zealand.”

 

– Dr Gordon Rajendram, soil scientist.

Key Benefits:
  • Customized mixes based on comprehensive soil testing

  • Accurate and even distribution of nutrients

  • Faster response with particles already broken down

  • High calcium and non acidic

  • Macro, trace elements, bio-stimulants and seed in one application

  • Environmentally advanced with less potential leaching and runoff

  • Ideal for traditional, regenerative and biology farming systems, dairy, sheep, beef, deer, arable, horticulture

Fine Particle Fertiliser Monitor Plot

13 Months Growth

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Innovative Products

Fine Particle Fertiliser

The ultimate in nutrient and biological product applications. One pass will address macro elements, trace elements, lime and biological stimulants. It’s the most even and accurate application system available.

Mainphos Range

Mainphos is a Mainfert exclusive range of pH neutral, sustained nutrient release products.

Mainfert has worked with independent manufactures to develop fertilisers that meet modern requirements for non-soluble phosphate and sulpher applications. As with all Mainfert nutrient solutions the Mainphos range is adaptable to your system, for capital, maintenance, regenerative or biological farming requirements.

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Urate-S

Combination of urea, elemental sulphur, lime and humates. Reduces nitrogen inputs at the same time as applying regular amounts of elemental sulphur.

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Local knowledge
Backed with 58+ years combined experience
If you would like to find out more speak to your local rep on 0800 222 203.
Senior Nutrient Adviser - Jonathan Siegart

Garden Fertiliser

Garden Fertiliser

High Quality

Garden Fertiliser

We sell a range of high quality garden fertilisers in various bag sizes available to be collected from our Timaru branch.

Garden Fertiliser Range:

Fertiliser type
3kg bag
10kg Bag
25kg Bag
Azalea & Rhododendron
*
*
Garden – Vegetables
*
*
Tomato Mix
*
Lawn
*
*
Moss Remover
*
*
Rose
*
*

Garden Fertilisers

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    Bio Stimulants / Humates

    BIOSTIMULANTS / HUMATES

    Enhance fertiliser uptake

    Pasturepro

    Pasture Pro is a microbial inoculant designed to be combined with fertiliser to enhance uptake, improve the effectiveness of the fertiliser, and increase soil biology.  It’s a propriety blend of microorganisms, designed to:

    • Convert dead and organic matter into food for increased biology and fertility
    • Produce growth promoting substances that increase plant production
    • Suppress harmful pathogens, e.g. fusarium and pasture fungal toxins
    • Increase carbon and nitrogen fixation
    • Stimulate mychorrizal activity, leading to increased phosphate uptake
    • Increases nutrient uptake in pasture

    Enhance fertiliser uptake

    Pasturepro Granular

    PasturePro Granular (PPG) is a certified organic microbial inoculant that enhances fertiliser efficacy in the soil. PPG is a soil enhancing mixture of quality natural materials which have been carefully fermented using our liquid microbial inoculant. These natural materials provide a ‘home’ for the microbes allowing prolonged activity.

    • Stimulating nutrient transfer in the soil 
    • Increasing the soil organic matter content and available nutrients 
    • Providing nutrients and stimulatory compounds to growing plants
    • Improving the soil porosity and permeability
    • Increasing the micro-biomass of the soil

    Single most productive sustainable input

    Humates

    Now recognised as the single most productive input in sustainable agriculture, humates consist of humic and fulvic acid along with the raw humates (prehistoric plant matter). They restore the vitality of the soil, increase its water holding capacity, and improve the availability of fertilisers. Ideal for all farming systems especially regenerative and biological applications.

    Benefits:

    • Carbon source
    • Helps prevent nutrients from leaching
    • Humic acid is a powerful fungi promotant. Beneficial fungi (including mycorrhizal fungi) are the missing link in many soils.
    • Humates stabilizes nitrogen, reduces solubility.
    • Ideal additive to coat all nitrogen-based products and all fertilisers for all farming practices.
    • Improve soil biology

    Animal probiotic

    Anpro

     Anpro is an oral probiotic for animals that:

    •  Improves feed conversion rates
    •  Provides better feed utilisation
    •  Enhances gut micro-flora
    •  Improves appetite
    •  Supports animal health
    •  Improves immune system
    •  Improves dung consistency

    increase effluent pond microbial diversity

    Pondpro

    Pondpro consists of mixed cultures of beneficial and natural occurring microorganisms that can be applied as inocculants to increase the microbial diversity of effluent ponds.  It’s been designed to improve the function of effluent ponds, primarily targeted at creating a balanced microbial environment which supresses negative and promotes beneficial organisms.

    Benefits include:

    • Reduction in odour levels
    • Reduction in sludge
    • Reduction in organic matter
    • Improved pond biology and function
    • Competition against harmful pathogens in effluent and application sites
    • Inoculates pond with beneficial microbes
    • Decrease in Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
    • Decrease in Total Soluble Solids (TSS)
    • Decreasing surface crust
    • Increasing pond activity and bubbling action

    Bio Stimulants

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      Multi Mineral Licks

      Multi Mineral Licks

      Mineralised Salt Licks For Stock

      Multi Mineral Licks

      We manufacture our own mineralised licks, so we know what goes into them.

      No shortcuts here. DXM, DXM Plus and Multimineral Extra licks are carefully formulated to immediately address mineral deficiencies.

      A cost effective and proven way to enhance animal condition.

      These are carefully formulated to immediately address mineral deficiencies and provide a cost effective and proven way to enhance animal condition.

      • Multimineral Extra: A blend of salt and minerals suitable for sheep, cattle, deer, horses and goats all year round.
      • DXM: Similar to Multimineral Extra but with extra added magnesium. Suitable for use all year round but particularly effective in Spring when pasture magnesium levels are lower. Ideal for dairy cows and ewes in lamb.
      • DXM Plus: Similar to DXM but with extra added copper, zinc and iodine. Suitable for stock displaying severe signs of mineral deficiencies. Suitable as a boost for younger animals. Note: Some breeds of sheep have a lower tolerance of copper eg Texel.

      Why use a mineralised salt lick?

      Why use a mineralised salt lick?
      • Minerals are essential for animal health and superior performance, including disease resistance, fertility, milk production, weight gain and skeletal development.
      • The principal purpose of a mineralised lick is to act as a nutritional buffer between an animal and its feed.
      • Mineralised licks are designed to compensate for an inherent or seasonal lack of certain minerals, as well as for the frequent and sometimes rapid changes that occur in pasture mnieral levels.
      • Mineralised licks from Mainland Minerals are palatable to livestock and provide a formulated balance of certain major and trace elements.
      • Mainland Minerals licks are proven to enhance livestock condition.

      Points To Remember

      Please keep in mind the following:
      • Minerals should be in balance in the total diet.
      • Animal mineral requirements depend on age, growth and production.
      • An excess of certain minerals can cause as many problems as a deficiency.
      • Symptoms of mineral deficiencies are often not specific for any one mineral. For example, ill-thrift, a rough hair coat or bone problems may result from a deficiency in any one of several minerals.
      • Mineral deficiencies or excesses are not the only cause of performance problems in livestock.
      • Although a mineral deficiency may induce a specific symptom, more common effects tend to be lower growth, lower milk production or reduced conception and birth rates.

      Mineralised Salt Lick Pricing:

      • Multimineral Extra: A blend of salt and minerals suitable for sheep, cattle, deer, horses and goats all year round.
      • DXM: Similar to Multimineral Extra but with extra added magnesium. Suitable for use all year round but particularly effective in Spring when pasture magnesium levels are lower. Ideal for dairy cows and ewes in lamb.
      • DXM Plus: Similar to DXM but with extra added copper, zinc and iodine. Suitable for stock displaying severe signs of mineral deficiencies. Suitable as a boost for younger animals. Note: Some breeds of sheep have a lower tolerance of copper eg Texel.
      • Fodder Beet: A blend of salt and minerals with the extra phosphorus required for cattle on fodder beet. Suitable for cattle only

      Timaru Price List

      Per ton/bag
      Multimineral Extra
      DXM
      DXM Plus
      Fodder Beet
      Per ton (40 bags)
      $987.20
      $1,053.20
      $1,092.80
      $1,258.00
      Per half ton (20 bags)
      $528.40
      $563.80
      $585.00
      $673.40
      Per single bag
      $29.03
      $30.98
      $32.14
      $37.00
      • Plus GST ex Timaru

      Christchurch Price List

      Per ton/bag
      Multimineral Extra
      DXM
      DXM Plus
      Fodder Beet
      Per ton (40 bags)
      $1,035.60
      $1,101.60
      $1,141.20
      $1,306.40
      Per half ton (20 bags)
      $554.20
      $589.80
      $610.80
      $699.40
      Per single bag
      $30.46
      $32.41
      $33.57
      $38.43
      • Plus GST ex Christchurch

      mineralised salt licks

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        Mineral Function

        • Calcium (Ca)
          Role: essential for sound bone growth and teeth. Required for proper function of heart, and of nervous and muscular systems. An important constituent of blood.
          Deficiency Symptoms may include: poor bone growth, poor teeth, arthritis, milk fever, depressed appetite, low milk production, mastitis.
        • Phosphorous (P)
          Role: essential for healthy animal growth, sound bone growth and teeth. Required in protein building, for the assimilation of carbohydrates and fats, and for enzyme activity. An important constituent of blood. Acts as a buffer in saliva and blood. Calcium and phosphorous constitute a major part of the mineral matter in tissues and some 90% of minerals.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: slow growth, bone problems, bone chewing, rickets, depressed appetite, ill-thrift, low milk production, fertility problems.
        • Magnesium (Mg)
          Role: essential for nerve and muscle activity, sound bone growth and maintenance, and for proper functioning of enzyme systems.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: tetanies, staggering, nervous behavior, uneven bone growth, arthritis, low milk production, mastitis.
        • Sodium (Na)
          Role: protects the body against excessive dehydration. Sodium, with potassium, is a cell regulating element and is involved in the animal’s metabolic function, including acid-base balance in blood and saliva. Aids in balancing excess potassium problems.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: salt craving, weight loss, ill-thrift, depressed appetite, low milk production.
        • Iron (Fe)
          Role: essential for health of red blood cells. Required for oxygen transport to body cells. Aids in cell development and in preventing anaemia.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: anaemia, depressed appetite, listlessness.
        • Manganese (Mn)
          Role: essential as component in enzyme systems and for central nervous system function. Required for bone growth, protein digestion and reproduction.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: bone abnormalities, weak joints, lameness, fertility problems.
        • Copper (Cu)
          Role: essential for optimum animal health and performance, and disease resistance. Required for irom metabolism and is a key component in the activation of enzyme systems.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: swayback, poor coat colour, steely wool, scouring, anaemia, ill-thrift, fertility problems, low growth rates, susceptibility to foot problems, bone problems, depressed immune systems.
        • Zinc (Zn)
          Role: essential for healthy reproductive and immune systems, healthy skin and hair coat. Aids in promotion of normal growth. Essential component of many enzyme systems.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: skin problems, rough hair coat, fertility problems, low disease resistance, susceptibility to foot problems, depressed appetite, poor growth.
        • Iodine (I)
          Role: essential for health of thyroid gland which controls health of other body glands. Important in regulating metabolism and immune response. Promotes hair growth and general thrift.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: enlarged thyroid gland, ill-thrift, poor hair coat, fertility problems, low milk production, mastitis, increased foot rot, low lamb survival, weakened immune response.
        • Cobalt (Co)
          Role: essential for production of vitamin B12 in the rumen. Required for healthy bone development, heathy blood formation, protein and energy metabolism.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: depressed appetite, anaemia, poor bone growth, wasting, ill-thrift, rough hair coat, fertility problems.
        • Selenium (Se)
          Role: important for fertility, healthy muscles, disease resistance. Functions in association with vitamin E.
          Deficiency symptoms may include: white muscle disease, muscular stiffness and wasting, slow growth, weakened immune system, ill-thrift, fertility problems, low lamb survival.

        Urate-S

        Urate-S Fertiliser, Mainfert

        UrateS

        better nitrogen

        UrateS

        UrateS is a combination of urea, ammonia sulphate, limeflour and humates.

        It is well known that when humates are applied with nitrogen the volatilisation or losses of nitrogen to the atmosphere are reduced. Both humates and calcium encourage biological activity helping to negate the effects of urea on soil life. Calcium also removes some of the acidity from sulphur and urea. It is vital to add regular small amounts of sulphur to the soil as sulphur is easily leached.

        Overall a product that improves the efficiency of nitrogen applications and negates some of the negative aspects of pasture boost.

        5 ways Mainfert can help you reduce Nitrogen use

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          Reduce nitrogen inputs by up to 30% for same result.

          Mix:
          • Urea
          • Ammonia Sulphate
          • Elemental Sulphur
          • Limeflour
          • Humate

          UrateS:

          N
          S
          Ca
          Humate
          Applied Nutrient %
          31
          11
          2
          7

          Nitrogen Comparison

          Control v Urea v Urate-S 169 Days

          Cost per kg extra Dry Matter grown = 9 cents

          • Trial over 4 irrigated dairy sites in Canterbury.

          Contact Us

          For more information about UrateS or to book a soil test, give us call.

          Dairy Nutrient Program

          Dairy Nutrient System

          Individual Farm Specific Nutrient Program

          By working with Mainfert we ensure that your fertiliser program will be affordable, sustainable and meet current environmental regulations.

          Many in the dairy sector will be playing catch up to Mainfert clients who have already reduced their nitrogen inputs by more than 50% and are already well below the 190N cap. We have worked hard to develop products and systems that deliver better environmental outcomes without any compromise on pasture performance or production results. Results also are shown in cow health and reproduction.

          From our Urate range of coated nitrogen to our Mainphos range of sustainable low leaching phosphate products we have dairy nutrient requirements covered.

          Experience, knowledge & skill delivers

          Proven Results

          Our process and approach when it comes to working with a dairy farm is to ensure that we are applying the right products, at the right quantities, at the right time, while being sustainable and meeting environmentally regulations. We have been working for over 15 years on reducing the amount of nitrogen needed but still getting quality pasture, animal health and production results.

          Below is an example of a Farm Specific Nutrient Program, as well as the results of a Darfield Dairy Farm who switched to Mainfert back in 2011.

          Farm Specific Nutrient Program

          Example
          kg/ha
          N
          P
          K
          S
          SODIUM
          HUMATES
          MINERALS
          July/Aug Strategic Nitro (FPF)
          150
          16
          7
          15
          5
          Cu, B, Zn, Se, Co, Mo
          Round 1 Urate-S+XP
          95
          25
          5.4
          6.3
          7
          Round 2 Urate-S+XP
          95
          25
          5.4
          6.3
          7
          Capital Nutrient (if needed)
          Round 3 Urate S + K
          100
          25
          13
          6.3
          7
          Round 4 Urate-S+XP
          95
          25
          5.4
          6.3
          7
          Round 5 Autumn FPF
          110
          17
          13
          4
          10
          5
          Cu, B, Zn, Se, Co
          Round 6 Urate-S+XP
          95
          25
          5.4
          6.3
          7
          Round 7 Urate-S+XP
          95
          25
          5.4
          6.3
          7
          TOTALS
          183
          27
          26
          48.8
          25
          52
          What you can expect from a change to this program:
          • Use of nitrogen will drop by at least a third in first season, while still maintaining expected pasture production
          • Noticeable improvement in density of pasture
          • Significant increase in rooting depth, soil health, worm population & soil aggregation
          • Cows become more content
          • Better palatability and higher feed conversion

          The Results

          Westingdon Farm 2010-2021 | Mainfert (formerly Mainland Minerals)
          Fertiliser Supplier
          Year
          N Applied kg/ha
          P Applied kg/ha
          N loss kg/ha
          COWS Total
          SUPPLEMENTS Imported kg/cow
          PRODUCTION Total kg ms
          Previous supplier
          09/10
          300
          38
          62
          1015
          788
          459852
          Previous supplier
          10/11
          402
          38
          63
          1050
          952
          471563
          Mainfert
          11/12
          201
          29
          46
          1100
          909
          498418
          Mainfert
          12/13
          241
          29
          47
          1070
          713
          500248
          Mainfert
          13/14
          227
          44
          49
          1295
          576415
          Mainfert
          14/15
          211
          39
          31
          1120
          892
          550000
          Mainfert
          16/17
          189
          27
          34
          1025
          610
          480000
          Mainfert
          17/18
          189
          20
          45
          1000
          630
          478000
          Mainfert
          20/21
          130
          31
          44
          1010
          479
          472000
          Key program points
          • Farm use of nitrogen has halved since Mainfert started and still maintaining 18 – 20T p.a. pasture production.

          • Big improvement in density of pasture.

          • No more pasture pull. Prior to Mainfert program were getting 10-15% pasture pull each grazing round.

          • Significant increase in rooting depth, soil health, worm populations & soil aggregation.

          • Cows more content now. They are being fed quicker & sitting down by mid-morning. No longer chasing passing traffic

          Get in touch

          For more information on our specialized dairy farming approach, contact one of our Nutrient Advisors, or leave your details with us and we will be in touch soon.

          MainCalci

          MainCalci

          Affordable pH neutral Phosphate

          MainCalci

          Mainfert are pleased to offer a new product line ideal for topdressing of pasturelands on both flat and hill country.

          Products are a blend of Di Calcium Phosphate, Elemental Sulphur and Aglime.

          The phosphate and sulphur are sustained release, ideal for pasture maintenance with added benefit of calcium. Product is pH neutral with high phosphate availability.

          MainCalci Product Range:

          MainCalci P
          P
          S
          Ca
          6kg P per 250kg
          6
          14
          73
          Spread rate 250kg/ha Ex Springfield
          MainCalci XP
          P
          S
          Ca
          10kg P per 250kg
          10
          14
          70
          Spread rate 250kg/ha Ex Springfield

          MainCalci

          The Result

          Our fertiliser systems are designed to apply the nutrients required and at the same time encourage a healthier soil environment.

          Our clients see dramatic changes in the soil structure, rooting depth and biological activity,  which gives the returns needed from the fertiliser budget. The above ground results are simply a consequence of getting the below ground system working like it should.

          Local Nutrient Advisers
          Backed with 58+ years combined experience
          If you would like to find out more call us on 0800 222 203.

          Mainphos

          MainPhos Fertiliser, Mainfert

          MainPhos

          ph neutral sustained release

          MainPhos

          MainPhos is a Mainfert exclusive range of pH neutral, sustained nutrient release products.

          Mainfert has worked with independent manufacturers to develop fertilisers that meet modern requirements for non-soluble phosphate and sulphur applications. As with all Mainfert nutrient solutions the MainPhos range is adaptable to your system, for capital, maintenance, regenerative or biological farming requirements the MainPhos range is adaptable to all.

          Available for granular blends and fine particle fertiliser.

          Key Benefits:

          • High phosphate availability
          • High calcium
          • Low nutrient leaching and fixation potential
          • Low solubility to reduce runoff and leaching
          • Other elements blended as required

          MainPhos Product Range:

          MainPhos 16C
          N
          P
          S
          Ca
          0
          16
          0
          23
          Mo & Humate
          • Dicalcium phosphate based product with added carbon and molybdenum
          • Ideal for pasture capital and maintenance requirements.  Mo to increase clover
          MainPhos XPC
          N
          P
          S
          Ca
          10
          16
          1
          9
          Mo & Humate
          • Blend of dicalcium phosphate, guano phosphate and DAP with added carbon and molybdenum
          • Ideal for pasture capital and maintenance requirements when nitrogen is also required
          MainPhos 18
          N
          P
          S
          Ca
          0
          18
          0
          26
          • Granulated dicalcium phosphate
          • Ideal for pasture capital and maintenance requirements. Drilling grade available.
          MainPhos XP
          N
          P
          S
          Ca
          11
          17
          1
          10
          • Blend of dicalcium phosphate, guano phosphate and DAP
          • Ideal for pasture capital and maintenance requirements when nitrogen is also required
          MainPhos 10
          N
          P
          S
          Ca
          0
          10
          0
          26
          • Guano phosphate. Natural form of phosphate

          MainCalci P @ 250kg/ha
          N
          P
          S
          Ca
          0
          6
          14
          73
          • Blend of MainPhos 16, elemental sulphur and aglime*
          • Ideal for pasture maintenance where there is calcium deficiency, especially on hill country
          MainCalci XP @ 250kg/ha
          N
          P
          S
          Ca
          0
          10
          14
          70
          • Blend of MainPhos 16, elemental sulphur and aglime*

          • Ideal for pasture maintenance where there is calcium deficiency, especially on hill country

          Local knowledge
          Backed with 58+ years combined experience
          If you would like to find out more speak to your local rep on 0800 222 203.
          Senior Nutrient Adviser - Jonathan Siegart