Dairy payout decreases...

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Dairy payout decreases - farmers look for ways to decrease costs and improve productivity.

Recent times have seen the announcement of the latest cuts to the dairy farmer’s payout from Fonterra. See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10574944

Next years payout is expected to be only cents above the estimated cost of production and with a volatile kiwi dollar it could easily slip below that point.

Now more than ever, farmers will be looking for a way to lower costs, improve production and retrieve higher profit margins. Options which reduce inputs and improve animal health will help farmers to make as much profit as they can.

More and more farmers are looking at non traditional options when it comes to farm management and fertiliser systems. Probitas, a unique organic system developed Ewan Campbell is growing in popularity with farmers across the country.

The Probitas System is based on a well rounded approach to soil balance. Rather than just P, K and N maintenance the Probitas system looks at maintaining suitable levels of all the trace elements needed to provide animals with sufficient nutrient levels.

The Probitas system is reported to leave animals more content and healthy and goes beyond just fertilising. The Probitas consultants help farmers improve their farming systems so as to provide a well rounded approach. Repeatedly farmers are seeing higher conception rates, less cases of nervous system failure and common problems like bloat are eliminated in most cases.

For more information on how the Probitas system can work for your farm call 0508 30 50 90 to be put in touch with your local consultant.

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