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Welcome back to the Muster 2018 - 7th Feb 2018

Welcome back to the Muster 2018 Our first Muster for 2018.. and we are covering the Southern Field Days... you dont want to miss these Field Day DEALS! Click hear to listen to what we have to offer at Waimumu 

December Muster with Murray - 5th Dec 2017

December Muster with Murray December is here & its our last Muster for the year... click here to listen 
We wish everyone a safe & happy festive season and look forward to having you all back listening to the Muster in 2018. 

2017 Gore District Community Awards - 7th Nov 2017

What a fantastic night we had on Friday at the Gore District Community Awards. 
We were honored to be able to bring back the Environment Award this year, a big thank you goes out to those who entered and the schools for getting in behind it. 
Congratulations to the Pomahaka Water Care Group on winning the 2017 Mainland Minerals Environment Award and runner up to the Gore Pakeke Lions Club, both well deserving groups. 

We look forward to next year already and seeing this category grow

Spring Muster with Murray Cockburn - 3rd Oct 2017

Spring Muster with Murray Cockburn Last week we had our Environment Southland hearing for the Land & Water Plan. Click here to have a listen to what Murray & Andy had to say about it. 

Glenquoich Station - The Evans - 5th Sep 2017

Glenquoich Station - The Evans A fantastic write up in the Business Rural on our clients the Evans family at Glenquoich Station.
Grab your self a copy its a must read!

The September Muster - 5th Sep 2017

The September Muster Dont miss out on our first Muster for Spring! Click here to listen to Murray talk about the upcoming Mainland Minerals Environment Award.. 

Mainland Minerals History - 1st Sep 2017

Mainland Minerals History

Mainland Minerals History

In the late 1940’s a man by the name of Brown Trotter bucked the trend, and turned the fertiliser industry on its head. Running a 200ha sheep operation in Fairlie, he was able to transform an underperforming farm and produce the healthiest, and heaviest stock in the region.
 
Coincidently, along side this Fergus Hickey, animal nutritionist for Wonder Distributors (est. 1938 which later became Mainland Minerals) had been researching and finding similar           conclusions. In particular, that a high amount of animal ailments seemed to be due to indiscriminate use of phosphate topdressing.  
 
In 1932 Mr Trotter began following common fertilising practises, top dressing with superphosphate and lime annually. By 1944 his stock were anything but wonderful with low weights, and ill thrift. After researching solutions and years of trial and error Mr Trotter started top dressing his pastures with trace minerals. Soon he had the best Lamb weights in the region, and had friends and neighbours following suit.
Although he was mocked and ridiculed in the press and by professionals that didn’t see eye to eye, he pushed forward ignoring the negativity and the “science” at the time, in favour of the results that couldn’t be argued with.
 
The focus at Mainland Minerals is to use trace minerals to benefit stock health and help finish stock faster at better weights. They also include the right amount of major nutrients to ensure any limitations are covered, and use sustainable products to help maintain farms for the generations to come.
 
Fine Lime and EM (effective microbes) stimulate soil biological activity, healthier soil is able to make nutrient more plant available and reduce nutrient losses.

If you’re keen to find out what Mainland Minerals can do for you, don’t talk to John down the road, give them a call, and get it from the horses mouth!

Mainland Minerals Environment Award 2017 - 28th Aug 2017

Mainland Minerals Environment Award 2017 The Mainland Minerals Environment Award!
We are excited to announce we are the new sponsor for the Gore District Community Awards Mainland Minerals Environmental Award!
Getting behind the community with this award works in well with our business, as on a daily basis we are helping our farming clients to farm more sustainably with fertiliser options that are better for the environment than some traditional fertilisers.
Nominations are open now and close on 15 September. Click here to print a Nomination Form 
The Award is to celebrate and recognise positive contributions to improving or protecting our environment and is open to any bona fide business, individual, school, club, society, organisation or association that:

  • Promotes
  • Encourages others to participate in
  • Encourages others to enjoy
  • Champions (supports or defends)
  • Gives or provides others the opportunity to gain experience of
  • Gives back or changes, or
  • Undertakes restorative activities resulting in positive environmental impact
We want to hear how your environmentally-responsible, sustainable project or practises are helping to make the environment better in our local district, which may include but not limited to:
  • Soils/Fertiliser
  • Recycling/Upcycling 
  • Pest control/Conservation
  • Oceans/Waterways
  • Planting
  • Organic
  • Land use/Farming
  • Restorative
You can nominate yourself, your organisation or someone you know.  The nominee has to reside within the Gore District, which covers Winton, Balfour, West Otago, South Otago & Fortrose. Click here for link to map

We would love to see a few farmers in the nominees!  Have you done some riparian planting? Or constructed a wetland? Or use biological practises/fertiliser?
All the best for the busy Spring season ahead.

The Mainland Team 
 

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    Gore
    New Zealand
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    PO Box 81
    Gore
    New Zealand
0800 433 787 or 03 208 3004
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