• Cynthia Northcote

From Bush to Beach


Mineral Systems is on the move! The North Island branch is heading to town, setting up camp in Hobson House, New Plymouth from January 2015.

Our new office will be located at 337 Devon Street East, on the corner of Devon Street and Hobson Street (locally known as the Abacus building). With easy parking, it is a welcoming place to call in, have a cuppa and talk farming!

After 20 years in the Taranaki hill country, Pat and I are heading to the beach. The lure of great fishing off the Taranaki coastline is the sweetener but with the farm leased, weekend bush retreats are still on the cards!

The Taranaki hill country holds great significance for Mineral Systems as this is where our philosophy evolved. Twenty years ago, fresh faced and armed with top genetics and a set of scales, we set out to achieve good production on our new farm. But it didn’t happen. In frustration Pat decided to administer extra selenium, despite blood tests indicating there were no issues. A sudden 20% scanning increase sent him back to the books - why did this happen? The answer then had to be in the diet.

Where it all began... Overlooking our dam at Patui Farm

Responding to the mineral profile of our own farm and supplementing our animals in relation to this was a huge breakthrough. We have consistently achieved good animal performance in our sheep, beef and small dairy operation and have our farm to thank for the success Mineral Systems is bringing to your farming systems today.

Pat and I look forward to working with you in 2015, and if you’re in town, please call in and check out our ‘office’!

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