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Dairy

We offer the best technology available today for increasing farm profit and solving environmental issues without stock reductions. We work with our clients to find practical, easy to implement solutions for your business.

Urea application rates of over 200KgN/Ha being considered normal and necessary.
Biohelp optimises the response from urea and applied fertiliser. The farmer chooses how much he wants to reduce both types of fertiliser, based on his comfort levels, soil type, fertiliser history and pasture production.

Some people choose to leave 100KgN/ha in their fertiliser program and some remove it all together. We simply set up a platform to allow for more choices.

Biohelp allows you to retain your farm management practices while solving environmental pressures.

Reduced Debt pressures
Milk prices can’t be influenced but production costs can be.
Animal health, the cost of caring for sick animals, plus lame cow and dry cow rates add large expenses to all dairy farm.
DairyNZ worked out that the average cost of a lame cow is $500 and that on average 35% of your herd will be lame in a season (Canterbury Farming, August 2019)
In a real example on a 1000 cow South Canterbury dairy farm, the addition of biohelp reduced lame cows from 30% to 5% , dry cows from 15 to 7%. Nitrogen fertiliser was reduced from 315 to 108 KgN/Ha. Milk production increased from 360Kg/cow to 415Kg/cow over the next 3 years without adding extra feed supplements or reducing cow numbers. Extra profit was over $500,000/year.

Reducing environmental pressure

Biohelp reduced leaching 67% from lactating cows. A peer reviewed comparison study against conventional fertiliser application rates (150KgN/Ha) has shown the use of Biohelp reduced the potential leaching from cow urine by 67%. This was in in spite of 90KgN/Ha being applied to a Biohelp paddock (Hobson, 2019). Pasture production was significantly improved (61vs 45 KgDM/Ha/day) and there was less overall cost.

Cows on winter Kale produced Urine with such low levels of Nitrogen that the predicted leaching would be less than 3KgN/ha. (Hobson, 2018) The Kale was grown with Biohelp and Chicken litter. Conventional fertilised kale produced leaching of 53-83 KgN/Ha (Ravera 2014 , Farrell 2015 ).

Carbon Emissions - The cost associated with the farms carbon footprint can’t be ignored no matter how stressful it appears today. You could easily have a carbon emissions cost of 25-50cents/Kg milk solids at the current average carbon outputs. We have solutions.
When the data from the leaching study mentioned above was applied to Lincoln University’s carbon calculator, reducing fertiliser and nitrous oxide emissions dropped the carbon emissions by a 29% .This is well beyond the 10% target the government has set for 2030.
Interestingly, as a comparison, reducing stock numbers from 4.5 to 3.5 cows/Ha and maintaining 200KgN fertiliser reduced CO2 emissions by only 523 tons/Ha or 19%. Several hundred thousand dollars in reduced income would also occur from less stock.


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regrowth after the first to third grazing
Consistently better pasture regrowth gives Biohelp a competitive edge in the market
and creates unbeatable economic advantages.
long term response past 6-12 months. - Fertiliser rarely gives growth advantages beyond 4 months regardless of whether its solid, liquid or biological. Biohelp can still be giving great gains in growth 6-14 months after application. Refer to to the Sheep, Beef, Deer page.

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Good weather good soil
The fastest growth responses are obtained under ideal growing conditions.

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poor weather poor soil
Biohelp still performs under more difficult growing conditions as these trials showed.


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Calves
Massive expansion and the need for profit performance has resulted in changes in the way most calves are reared. New problems have occurred and the systems and pressures of calf rearing have changed. Previously little mentioned diseases, have become stronger and more prevalent. The demand for stronger calves, reared with greater ease, and the need for animal

performance has become more important than ever.

How an animal develops in the first few weeks of life sets the platform for the rest of its life. A poor start in life makes any of us more susceptible to other health problems as we go through life. Research suggests it can also limit the production potential of the calf later in life. Maximising Rumen and digestive system development is also of critical importance for expanding the production potential of the cow.
One of our clients pointed out - "a cow with a 500kg/season potential can soon become a 325Kg/season cow if you don't put the effort into your young stock." The first 8 week of life are the most important.

Many people feed their calves well. However, the breakdown and utilisation of that feed is often compromised by the immaturity of the developing digestive system.

Our products provide the best technology available for assisting the calf in its ability to create a stronger, healthier constitution. This also creates less work and struggle for our calf rearing clients.

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Regrassing
Regrassing can be an expensive business even at the best of times. A combination of products is used to maximise soil and plant performance at critical stages of the developing plant.
Clients have noticed significant improvement in the root development of the new pasture. This means better nutrient usage and faster pasture establishment.
Worm stimulation has been superb.

Lamb fattening pasture just 8 weeks after sowing.


We have constant feedback from clients stating "we've never had better pasture establishment and the stock have never done so well off young grass."
When clients are expecting root depth of 2 inches they are amazed to see root development down to 6 inches. It is highly affordable we recommend you call us to discuss these programs.
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Calf Supreme
IDEAL APPLICATION FOR: ALL CALVES - BIRTH TO WEANING
Innoculates the rumen
Supports digestive bacteria
Supports rumen development
Healthier happier calves
Maximise stock potentia