Why chicken litter is not the source of velvet leaf infestation

There has been commentary recently, particularly in the Waikato area and in the South Island, about velvet leaf infestation. Some parties have attempted to put the blame for its appearance on farms on use of chicken litter or any fertiliser sourcing from meat chicken or layer hen farms. The argument being used by certain parties is that viable weed seeds from imported grains which allegedly contain velvet leaf survive the milling process and then are spread when the litter or fertiliser using layer faeces is spread on  properties, particularly arable farms. Below is a flow chart setting out the process that is followed by feed mills, and written information in italics. The key requirement is to ensure that viable seeds do not survive the milling process. The non-viability is achieved by grinding the grains and /or applying a heat treatment process. […]

Annual Feed Production Statistics for the year ending December 2015

These are Executive and Complete Summaries of the total tonnages of manufactured animal feed and tonnages of raw materials used in compound feed production in New Zealand for the year ending December 2015. Annual Feed Production Statistics – 2015- revised (3) Complete[/box_dowmload]        

FeedSafeNZ-accredited feed mills as at March 2020

This list, updated monthly, shows NZFMA-member feed mills which have current FeedSafeNZ accreditation: For more information about FeedSafeNZ, see the home page of the NZFMA website. More NZFMA member-only information about FeedSafeNZ is available in the members’ section of the NZFMA website. Agrifeeds – Timaru 03 May 2019 – 03 May 2020 Amor Grains, 315 Matawai Rd, RD1, Gisborne 3801 29 January 2020 – 29 January 2021 Farmlands Nutrition – Rolleston 21 March 2019 – 21 March 2020 Farmlands Nutrition Great North Road, Winton 15 August 2019 – 15 August 2020 Inghams Enterprises Ltd Bisley Road, Hamilton feed mill 16 December 2019 – 6 August 2020 Inghams Enterprises Ltd Mount Maunganui feed mill 03 September 2019 – 03 September 2020 Mainfeeds Ltd – Auckland Chonny Crescent, Wiri feed mill 26 July 2019 – 26 July 2020 Mainfeeds Cambridge Street South, Levin feed mill 7 November 2019 – 7 November […]