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Dairy Fert System

Individual Farm Specific Nutrient Program

Mainfert's Dairy System

We enable our customers to understand their farms better than ever before.

A comprehensive soil, plant, animal and production approach to nutrient management.

Address biological, physical and chemical parameters of the soil to increase its organic matter.

We have been advising clients for over 30 years on sustainable supply of nutrients.

We are passionate, knowledgeable nutrient advisers putting the results before the sale.  Meeting tomorrows regulations today.

steps to Success

Comprehensive Soil & Herbage Testing Is Crucial

Comprehensive Soil & Herbage Testing

A block that may seem optimum with regular testing may in fact hide plenty of variability within.

Experience, knowledge & skill delivers

Expected Results

Work with an experienced, dedicated, longstanding nutrient advisor and expect to see the following outcomes in your paddocks:

  • Reduced nutrient inputs for more profit and meeting environmental guidelines
  • Strategic, targeted nutrient applications to inconsistent paddocks
  • Better soil structure
  • More earthworms
  • Superior pasture palatability & quality
  • Improved animal health

Mainfert's

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 sulphur 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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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 2010-2018 | Change to 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
Ravensdown
09/10
300
38
62
1015
788
459852
Ravensdown
10/11
402
38
63
1050
952
471563
Mainland
11/12
201
29
46
1100
909
498418
Mainland
12/13
241
29
47
1070
713
500248
Mainland
13/14
227
44
49
1295
576415
Mainland
14/15
211
39
31
1120
892
550000
Mainland
16/17
189
27
34
1025
610
480000
Mainland
17/18
189
20
45
1000
630
478000
Key program points
  • Farm use of nitrogen has halved since Mainland 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

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US?

Happy Customers

2019 Mainland Minerals Advertising _July 04, 2019_00040

Warren Harris

“Converting from a dry-stock / arable mixed farm to dairy demanded increased certainty around pasture quantity and quality.

Having worked with Mainfert for the past six years I am very pleased with the results. I believe their expertise in Nutrient Management has contributed significantly to tangible improvements in our soil.

We now enjoy dark, rich soil with greatly improved plant root zone and numerous worms.

For me, soil health is the foundation of nutrient rich pastures and subsequent animal performance. We presently milk 780 cows and winter on farm. Milk production is north of 485kgms / cow.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mainfert to any dairy farmer who seeks outstanding soil, nutritious pasture and reliable livestock performance.”

Local Nutrient Advisers
Backed with 58+ years experience
If you would like to find out more speak to your local rep or
call them on 0800 222 203. Dean White - Director

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