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. […]
This is an Executive Summary 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.
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. Advanced Feed Ltd, Barkers Road, Rakaia (Methven) 17 February 2016 – 17 February 2017 Agrifeeds Timaru, 22 Hilton Highway SHI, Washdyke, Timaru 7 April 2017 – 7 April 2018 Amor Grains, 315 Matawai Rd, RD1, Gisborne 3801 2 February 2017 – 25 January 2018 Farmlands Nutrition – Rolleston 2 February 2017 – 2 February 2018 Farmlands Nutrition Great North Road, Winton 24 Nov 2016 – 24 August 2017 Graincorp Feeds Ltd, Waharoa 11 August 2016 – 11 August 2017 Inghams Enterprises Ltd Bisley Road, Hamilton feed mill 23 January 2017 – 21 September 2017 Inghams Enterprises Ltd Mount Maunganui feed mill 13 September 2016 – 13 September 2017 Mainfeeds Chonny Crescent, Wiri feed mill 2 […]