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Mick O’Callaghan faces many challenges on his sheep and beef farm in the Central Otago High Country. At 500 metres altitude he deals with climatic extremes, seeing both droughts and snow. During the height of the summer, most days will crack 30 degrees, combined with strong westerly winds, it’s a recipe for the ‘big dry’ and in..

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Canterbury’s rural primary schools have been given a welcome boost to resources, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd. Farmers throughout New Zealand are invited to support Hatuma’s ‘Growing Minds’ fund by nominating a school and in return Hatuma donates money from the fund to that school. It’s..

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  Switching to Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® a quarter of a century ago is proving that early birds really do get more worms for Central North Island deer farmer, Murray Matuschka. Murray owns Kitenui Deer Farm, at Wairakei near Taupo where he has 600 deer on his 187 hectare property. He also operates a safari park,..

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  Farming in a drought prone area poses its challenges for Wairarapa farmer Jim Alpe, but he says Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® keeps his soil healthy and has significantly improved pasture quality and crop yields. Jim owns a farm near Martinborough and also is a working Director in an agricultural contracting business, Colton Brothers, which specialises..

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Canterbury farmers Mike and Karen Groters credit getting more and more out of their soil to a cost effective “one-stop-shop” fertilising option, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate®. In just four years since moving to Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® they believe they are achieving improved quality and quantity on their 90 hectare dairy grazing unit at Hororata.   A..

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When farmers spot something different happening in their neighbour’s paddock it doesn’t take long for the word to spread. Sharing ideas from across the fence or during a smoko break have always been one of the best ways to gather information. Having these types of conversations has led three farmers in the Waikaretu District, south..

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Pat and Sue O′Brien are fourth generation farmers on their Mahia sheep and beef property, which they took over from Sue’s parents in 1999. The couple started applying Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® with a vision to future proof Taharoa Trust for future generations. Pat had also seen some successful results firsthand, which attracted him to Hatuma…

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Rural primary schools throughout the country have been given a welcome boost to resources, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd. Farmers throughout New Zealand were invited to support the Hatuma ‘Growing Minds’ fund by nominating a school and in return Hatuma donates money to that school. Over..

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Three years after using Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate®, Oamaru deer farmers Bryce and Janice Burnett noticed a marked difference on their 350ha hill country farm at Kauru Hill. “As soon as we applied Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate our clover bolted and the worm activity in the soil was amazing. The ground started holding moisture better and our..

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Hauraki Plains dairy and dry stock farmer, Louise Coats says she was blown away by the clover growth on the farm after Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® was applied four years ago. “Both red and white clover blossomed everywhere. When you haven’t planted red clover seed and suddenly your farm erupts with red clover everywhere you know..

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