Story: Fertiliser industry

Spreading manure

Spreading manure

From early days farmers knew the value of animal manure for pasture growth. Cow manure that was dropped in yards during milking was either put into a pile or into a spreader where water was added to form a slurry.

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Reference: AANR 6329 26 DA32,549

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Ants Roberts, 'Fertiliser industry - What is fertiliser?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2020)

Story by Ants Roberts, published 24 Nov 2008