24 hours a day, 7 days a week, improving your farm and our environment. And paid in dung.
We are expanding our offer of non-native dung beetles, in partnership with Dung Beetle Innovations.
Any farmer in our region can now access a 20-50% discount.
Available until 9 December 2019.
Here's how the offer works:
A. Partnership catchments – guaranteed 50% discount
Is your farm in the three partnership catchments for the 2019 season? Parkvale, Mangatarerere or Wairarapa Moana.
If yes, you can get 50% off by clicking the link below and selecting ‘partnership catchment approved farm’ on the order form.
B. All other areas – guaranteed 20% discount
If your farm is anywhere else in the Wellington region you can still get 20% off. Just click the link below and select ‘any other farm in the Wellington region’ on the order form.
Register for the 50% discount, you might still qualify
Even if you’re outside this season’s partnership catchments, you can put your name down and we’ll get in touch when the 50% discount becomes available - it might be sooner than you think.
1. Four-Seasons Package
Includes four species of dung beetle in four colonies. One package per 2,000 stock units (approx. 300 cows or 2,000 sheep).
A. Was $6,000 - now $3,000
B. $4,800 outside the partnership catchments
2. Single Species Package
Includes one species of dung beetle in one colony, active for approximately 4 months. Suitable for smaller farms.
A. Was $2,000 - now $1,000
B. $1,600 outside the partnership catchments
“I would seriously recommend other farmers invest in dung beetles. It’s a short term cost with a long term benefit.” – Kurt Portas, award-winning farmer at Palliser Ridge Farm
"Dung beetles are able to aerate soil, improve the nutrient cycle and help manage water absorption and dispersion… the potential benefits are amazing!” – Scotty Macdonald, Wairarapa farmer
Hear more from Kurt about how dung beetles are working on his farm in this interview.
Learn all there is to know about dung beetles and how they work on farms at one of two FREE workshops, with expert speakers and a free BBQ.
Read more about the Copris Incertus – our cover beetle – in this factsheet.