Information for farmers

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As a farmer if you see the Spreakmark tick you know that the operators have been trained and the equipment has been independently assessed and system audited.

Spreadmark is not just recommended by us, for more information check out the following:

Regional councils all around New Zealand recommend using a Spreadmark operator, here are just a few, check out your own regional council’s plan for fertiliser management, chances are that it mentions Spreadmark:

'Blast from the Past' - Check out this Spreadmark promotional video from deep in the NZGFA vault.

Tested techniques to spread fertiliser efficiency

High fertiliser prices provide an opportunity to carefully consider soil fertility, nutrient needs and the calibration of spreaders, Ballance science strategy manager Warwick Catto says. …

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Spreadmark NZGFA members in the Autumn 2022 Business Rural magazine

Several NZGFA members have articles in the Autumn 2022 edition of the Business Rural magazine. ‘Huge growth’ on back of tech outlay’ – R & …

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Balancing sustainability with profit

Richard and Truus sold up in 2008 and “retired” to town, and Johan was leasing a farm. “They really missed farm life, so we waited …

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Fertiliser application done the right way

As a sole operator for most of the last 10 years, Nick Hyslop didn’t appreciate the importance of the driver training and safety work he …

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Blast from the Past – Spreadmark Promo

‘Blast from the Past’ – Check out this Spreadmark promotional video from deep in the NZGFA vault.

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Being smart with nutrients

“Spring has sprung and with it comes an increased risk of nutrients leaving farms due to high rainfall, low pasture growth, lots of stock urine …

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What other farmers say...

Hear what our clients are saying about the benefits of using a spreadmark accredited groundspreader

Susie, husband Mike, and their four children moved from farm management in Canterbury into farm ownership in Otorohanga. There, they farm 170-ha and run a mix of dairy and angora goats. Having previously supplied milk within the Synlait Lead With Pride™ programme, they were fully aware of the benefits of using a Spreadmark registered operator. Synlait’s Lead With Pride™ programme recognises (and financially rewards) suppliers who achieve dairy farming best practice and using a Spreadmark registered operator is part of the requirements. Naturally, when they moved up North, seeking out a Spreadmark registered groundspreader was a given for them, so they went straight to the Spreadmark register to find an approved groundspreader in their new area. Don’t underestimate how not being registered may be impacting on your business, apply today!
Susie Woodward
(Woodward Farms – Otorohanga)