A 6 year study completed in New Zealand showed a dramatic improvement in Milk production when M3T 3005 was used to clean the dairies. Unlike other soaps and detergents, M3T 3005 did not kill the bacteria in the effluent ponds and natural biodegrading through the decomposing of manure, resulted in vastly improved pastures as the decomposed effluent was sprayed as a fertilizer.
M3T and effect on dairy farming in New Zealand
The table below shows the test farm results vs the Fonterra Top 20 average benchmark. Milk production increased by more than 20% with smaller cows, less rainfall, less nitrogen, as well as only half the imported supplements used.
The results were so disruptive that Fonterra insisted on repeat testing. The results for 2019-20 showed a further improvement and this with a nitrogen reduction of more than 80%.
Continued application has seen Ashmore Farm’s results being amongst the top three dairy farms currently in New Zealand. It is noteworthy to mention that the carry capacity of the Ashmore pastures improved from 3.1 to 7.5 cows per hectare from 2018 till present, whilst reducing nitrogen by 80%. Soil analysis done by Hill Laboratories in 2021 also shows the significant improvement in the availability of all elements needed in the soil. The two Katoa Farm Ponds (M3T treated) have almost double the availability of essential elements vs Wainui Farm Pond (Control).
Synlait (2nd biggest dairy organisation in New Zealand after Fonterra) soon followed with their own testing, and the extract below gives a summary of their first test experience.
A similar soil analysis done by Hill Laboratories on the Pannett Dairy soil shows the best results they have ever observed in their history. It is worthwhile to compare the continued improvement in soil analysis with the initial soil results done by Hill Laboratories in 2021. Synlait will publish all the test and trial results in their upcoming monthly magazine and are implementing the use of M3T with several of their farmers.
Marine Lab is more than confident to have 50 farmers signed up by December 2023 and with a further 150 targeted by the end of 2024. This is an extremely conservative approach as there are +- 11 000 dairy farmers in New Zealand and Fonterra farmers are sure to follow soon.
Marine Lab also concluded a successful sale of 5% of their total issued shares for 1 million New Zealand dollars. A portion of the funds raised will be utilised for stock product, warehousing facilities, and distribution networks.
Marine Lab’s only asset is the exclusive distribution rights of Mosmart’s products and applications for New Zealand and limited distribution rights for certain agricultural applications in Australia. Mosmart has a total equity share of 19% in Marine Lab New Zealand after the 5% sale of shares.
A container load consisting of 18 000 Liters of M3T are currently being shipped to Christchurch with an expected 36 000 more liters to follow before the end of August 2023. Sales are expected to reach a minimum of 10 000 Lt per month on the current conservative estimates but very easily grow to 10 fold magnitudes within a very short period when Fonterra Farmers start implementing. Needless to mention that this success story will be shared and implemented by the other Mosmart Distributors in all their regions.