Phone: 0800 549 433
Kiwi Fertiliser Company Limited was formed as a result of declining results, particularly with pastures, kiwifruit and avocado’s. However the work we do is not limited to these crops as our programme works with ALL crops, trees and vines.
We work exclusively with Kinsey Agricultural Services of Missouri USA with soil audits conducted by Perry Agricultural Laboratory also of Missouri USA.
Currently we have five years of solid results behind us that has proved to us the Base Saturation theory of Dr William Albrecht. Albrecht was born in 1888 and died in 1974, at the age of 86. He was Emeritus Professor of Soils at the University of Missouri and his work has been diligently continued and taught by Neal Kinsey of Kinsey Agricultural Services Missouri USA, who audit soil globally. The programme works exceedingly well here in NZ.
As General Manager of Kiwi Fertiliser I am proud to champion and lead a team of talented soil fertility advisors who are well educated in their field of expertise.
“The race to the bottom” is a lousy goal; our goal is to change agriculture in New Zealand for the better. We know how to do this, and are producing nutrient dense pasture, crops and food fit for consumption by animals and humans.
The Albrecht/Kinsey system of soil fertility provides the results to previously unknown answers - we work with great clients who want to join “The race to the top”.
0274 549 442
0800 549 442
Brett is based in BOP. His farming experience includes several years in Australia being involved with wheat and other cereals, linseed, cotton, and tobacco. In NZ his involvement was with mixed cropping, dairying, and various horticultural crops including kiwifruit, berry fruit, avocado, and flower growing.
Brett has had many years in the agricultural sector, including the Valuation Department and Department of Maori Affairs. When he left government employment, he carried on with running the businesses of large Maori trust farms, mostly on marginal land. The properties were developed into dairy farms, but also included maize cropping and other activities. It was here that he learned that so-called "conventional" farming practices were creating more problems than they solved; fertiliser use being at the core of most problems. Brett has also sucessfully grown tamarillos and passionfruit organically and has had a stint as an OANZ inspector. He has attended many alternative agricultural workshops and courses in NZ, Australia, and the USA. Brett is at 55f McLean Rd, RD 3, Whakatane 3193.
0800 546 739
Gerald is based in Waitetuna, Raglan and was born and raised in Te Aroha on a Dairy Farm.
After leaving the farm, Gerald worked in Factory Management for about 25 years before answering the call to return to some land.
He joined the Fertiliser industry and still enjoys helping farmers grow more grass and increase fertility and profitability across all areas of farming.
Gerald joined Kiwi Fertiliser in February 2012 and has since completed Introductory Training as well as Advanced 1 and 2 Training programs with Neal Kinsey on the Albrecht Model of Soil Fertility. Area covered is mostly the Greater Waikato.
0800 549 449
021 607 787
Alastair is based in Taupo and is available to service farmers in the Central North Island area. Originally from Gisborne, Alastair grew up in northern Hawkes Bay and went to school in Napier. He developed an interest in Agriculture from a young age helping his dad who was a sheep and beef farmer and contractor. He’s been involved with soil fertility since late 2009 and has completed many of Neal Kinsey’s training courses. He’s passionate about helping farmers achieve the best from their soil, pasture, and animals using Albrecht science.
0800 549 459
027 220 9235
Marg is based in BOP and also works with many farms in Waikato. She was raised on a dairy and sheep farm near Hamilton and started her career in the dairy industry at Ruakura Research Centre (now Innovation Park). Having researched mastitis, including work at Louisiana State University USA, and worked on optimal dairy performance through nutrition, Marg is now enjoying her work with Kiwi Fertiliser following the methods of Dr William Albrecht and working with Neal Kinsey to improve soil fertility, maximise yields and quality and provide sustainability of land in N.Z.
Marg is an owner of a dairy farm situatuted at Otorohanga and has experienced first hand the benefits of the Kiwi Fertiliser way. She can see huge benefits from the farmer perspective in terms of feed produced on farm, animal health, cost savings and meeting environmental requirements.
Marg has seen a real ‘step up’ in pasture quality and production on farms in the last two years, where she has been advising the use of probiotics to put the ‘icing on the cake’ once the basic soil cations are brought up to excellent levels according to the Albrecht-Kinsey programme. The resulting outcome for dairy farmers is that we can reduce nitrogen and other fertiliser inputs without compromising production or stocking rates. It is so rewarding having the tools to improve our stock health, farm production and our environment to such a degree.
0632 484 542
0274 425 913
Bernard Lilburn has had a lifetime of living and working in the agricultural and rural community, so he understands how it all works. His working life started as a shepherd in both the North and South Island, before returning to the family farm, near Hunterville. The next phase of working life involved buying a local transport company in 1983 to complement the family farming enterprise. And so Bernard became a truck driver and, as the business grew, became an operator that transported everything rural and also people; a business that he still has today, with school buses contracted to the Ministry of Education.
Bernard returned to and went farming on his own account in 1987 – a great year to start! In 1990, the transport operation was contracted to move 3500 tons of Sechura RPR, imported from Peru, off the wharf in Wellington to a store near Marton. After transporting the product, he thought some should be applied to the property – on the worst ground. The results were spectacular, and he quickly became a convert. The property today still uses RPR based fertilisers.
In 1997, Bernard moved from the farm to a lifestyle block in the Manawatu. He has continued his involvement with the fertiliser industry, running the Mount View storage and distribution business near Marton that has been in existence since 1991. The best farming years have seen over 10,500 tons of product go through the Mt View Store, all custom blends for farming clients, requiring the need to employ a storeman.
Bernard now focuses on consulting to farmers, using experience and knowledge gained over 26 years of being in the fertiliser industry, covering an area from Wanganui through the Rangitikei and Manawatu down into the Horowhenua.
A consultation with this fertiliser specialist, in conjunction with soil audit information, will give you advice and a blend that fits your farm or requirement, not something off the price list or what the corporate head office tells him to sell.
One of the things that he finds amusing is dairy cockies tearing around dusting paddocks with magnesium at their busiest time of the year! Put it in the fertiliser – it’s cheaper, it’s there and saves time – and money. Fact.
Production = profit, and our aim is to increase your production without increasing costs.
Talk to Bernard for a different perspective.
0274 472 040
Born and raised in the Rangitikei/Manawatu, Craig is very much a country man with farming in his blood. Educated at Feilding Agricultural High School he has been involved in many aspects of farming, from sheep & beef, dairy grazing, venison, to calf rearing. Currently living on a lifestyle block near Marton.
As Store Manager at our Mt View Store on SH1 near Marton, he has been involved in the fertilizer industry for 18 years now either spreading it, mixing it and as well as the logistics of carting products around the country. He knows his products well and most importantly is a soil adviser under the Kinsey Albrecht model. Under this model, farmers can improve productivity and profit while pushing back against climate change by increasing the carbon content (humus) in the soil. As much less applied nitrogen and phosphate is involved, water pollution is also reduced.
That is why Craig wants to tell more people about Sechura RPR as well as Dolomite and custom blends that Kiwi Fertiliser produce. He is very passionate about soil health and keeping soils productive.
A balanced soil is the key. Don't treat soil as dirt. Not sure what you need? A soil audit is the cheapest thing you can buy for the farm. Fact.
021 738 601
Ben services Taranaki, Whanganui and surrounding areas. Having started my career at the end of the food chain as a qualified butcher, followed by managing large dairy herds for 14 years around the North Island I developed an interest in soil biology and how best to profit from it. This led to a career change, becoming a Soil Consultant. The choice to work for Kiwi Fertiliser was an easy one as I believe in their principals and systems. With a soil audit we can determine exactly what your soil needs and work with you to achieve your desired goals.
Gerry is Based in Waihi, Bay of Plenty.
He has been dairy farming for over 35 years in the Thames Valley and Waihi areas. Gerry also noted that farming was becoming less enjoyable as animal health and pasture quality problems became worse.
Prior to leaving farming in 2016 Gerry found Kiwi Fertiliser and the Albrecht/Kinsey soil fertility system. It turned so many lightbulbs on, he just had to find out more. The more he investigated how everything is connected, the more attracted he was. The links between soil biology, physical structure and chemistry explained so much more than soil chemistry alone.
From 2016 he worked with farm consultant David Law, learning about the Albrecht/Kinsey soil fertility system, effluent management, and biological farming.
By 2018 Gerry became a full-time soil fertility consultant with Kiwi Fertiliser.
As a complement to this role, he carries out on-farm visual soil assessments, and deep soil core samples to 1.2m. These samples are used to demonstrate how deep plant roots are capable of penetrating when the conditions are right and to measure carbon sequestration. If the farmer so desires, this can become another income stream.
Gerry also assists with fertiliser deliveries and application of liquid products to ensure the farmer and contractor get the procedures correct when starting out on the Total Replacement Therapy applications. TRT is the patented program involving changing from a chemical system to a biological system. The program is used to drastically reduce synthetic nitrogen use whilst maintaining, if not increasing profitability, not to mention the environmental benefits.
Jacqui Morritt is based in Northland where she is sharemilking. She was raised on the family farm in Awhitu and has experienced different farming systems and methods from NZ, USA, Switzerland and England.
She has completed her Diploma in Agriculture Business Management and Sustainable Nutrient Management course.
Jacqui is inspired to do her part for farmers in NZ and help farmers to get a return on their investment when it comes to fertiliser, soil biology and animal health. The Albrecht/Kinsey system of soil testing and fertility is using logical soil science to balance soil nutrient levels.
The cheapest investment on any land is a Perry Agricultural Lab soil test, and is the first step to understanding and improving your soil.
Get in touch with Jacqui if you would like to know more.