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Functional Fertiliser Ltd

Free phone:
0800 843 809

Peter Burton:
027 495 0041

Coralie Burton:
027 748 6317



What people are saying…

Don’t treat soil like dirt – treat it with Functional Fertiliser.

Tim, Oamaru

 I sleep very relaxed every night knowing that we are not polluting the rural sector, and that our wetland remains in a very healthy condition.

It is a real pleasure to have healthy soils and farm as well as happy healthy cattle, thank you. The farm provides me with a clean fresh life and we are thinking of tomorrows rural health through becoming increasingly green and caring for our land…

Stuart, Otaki

Just a quick note to tell you the fertiliser I got off you has been AMAZING.

I have the most wonderfully healthy and burgeoning gardens. And where I have used soil for potting mix, the results are spectacular.

Clare, Selwyn Huts

Hi Folks

I wish to inform you that at our Forest Lakes Farm Otaki we do not have worms, or lice on our cattle. We have purchased Angus yearling Hfrs and drenched once on arrival to the farm, we hold stock in a Quarantine paddock for a week so most of eggs can drop, then shut this paddock for 4-5 weeks.  We never drench them again, they have shiny coats and do not smell. If anything they have a sweeter smell, and are happy cattle. They have salt blocks and minerals mix in the troughs.

The cattle are on a biological farm now converted to Organic.  Applied a balanced Functional Fertiliser program [with no N] this has developed 100% healthy soils and pasture.  Over 4 years increased the carbon [zero – positive] gains.  Stock are fed mature mixed pasture, 30- 45 day rotation with excellent weight gains.” 

Stuart P

March 2017

Our pasture is doing really well as compared to when we moved here 4 yrs ago. It used to be the worst looking on the road now quite the opposite, a very rich green and all the stems standing up. All the bare patches have filled in and thatching all but disappeared.

Neil, Taupo

Functional Fertiliser has changed the way I do animal health, or should I say the way I don’t do animal health. This year I calved 145 cows and the results have been very disappointing from a veterinarian’s point of view.  I have not lost a cow.  There was only one retained membrane. Milkfever cows can be counted on one hand.  What’s bloat?  What do you drench/dust magnesium/calcium