Watch How SustaiN Out-Performs Urea
Watch our new SustaiN video to get to the bottom of how SustaiN out-performs urea. Plus use our SustaiN continuum to find out the best nitrogen products for the Spring season to maximise your pasture growth.
All plants and animals need potassium (K) for growth – it’s an essential nutrient. The challenge with pasture, is that perennial grasses are better than clover at extracting K from the soil. As a result, when soil K levels are low, grasses can outcompete clovers, leaving them susceptible to K deficiency and poor growth. So making sure your farm has adequate K nutrition will help improve the clover content of your pastures and increase overall pasture production.
The gross trading result for the year ended 31 May 2017 was up $22 million to $56.8 million. An average Ballance shareholder will receive a distribution of $4,500 with payments from 28 July. The mid-winter boost in cash flow will average up to $8,000 for farmers using a high-value product mix, with individual payments of more than $100,000 to the largest farming interests.
Ballance Agri-Nutrients offers up to four scholarships each year to offer a financial boost to students who want to help shape the future of one of New Zealand’s most important and profitable sectors – agriculture. Each scholarship is valued at $4,000 a year and can be held for up to three years. Applications are open to all New Zealand secondary school and tertiary students, with two scholarships a year on offer for family members of Ballance shareholders and two for the wider community.
Selenium is an essential nutrient for animal health, however many areas of New Zealand have a deficiency. In many cases, improving selenium levels can improve stock fertility and optimise milk production.Ballance Selenium is a combination of both fast and slow release selenium. This means that the pasture is provided with an initial lift in selenium as well as a sustained selenium level over time. The major benefit of this form of selenium is flexibility in application timing.