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Wind River Organics

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Business Type: Fresh Milk


The farm is 160 hectares on the banks of the Manawatu River, just 2km from the Manawatu Gorge. The soils comprise of river silts and sands to peat to Ohakea silt loams (clay). This year coming we will be milking 290 cows.

Address: 973 Fitzherbert East Rd, Aokautere 4471, New Zealand Manawatu, Whanganui

Phone: view phone+64274423101


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My aim is to produce organic produce that is extremely nutrient dense and free from toxin, both physical and resonant. When able to produce such food it then not only becomes life giving, but disease curing. So much of the food today is grown in mineral deficient soil, which could only grow mineral deficient plants.  This can lead to pest and disease. It can then be related to people who consume this produce that it will also  induce ill heath in them.

The replacement heifers are left on their mothers for 2 or 3 days so they get a good feed of colostrum. From there they are housed and put on adlib cold milk using the McKinnes teats that induce a lot of saliva, which aids digestion. Also on offer is brown coal and hay. This system is promoted by Dr Paul Dettlof.

I have around 24-30 calves per barrel, I don’t believe in feeding calves meal and I must admit last year I was somewhat astounded as to how much milk they would drink, up to 10 litres a day. They were on this for about 3-4 weeks then went outside on 5 litres once a day with hay and grass. They also had access to Vitus Mineral lick. I found this system extremely easy as I was the main calf rearer and milker and it meant I was not tied to  a routine  for  calf feeding.


973 Fitzherbert East Rd, Aokautere 4471, New Zealand

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