Jacob Tekema and his mother Jikke milk 135 Fresian cows of 80 hectares of their property at Shady Creek, north east of Warragul Victoria. Jacob and Jikke have been using fertiliser blends with the phosphorus component supplied by Madura Guano Gold for the past two and a half years.
Over this time Jacob says he has seen a general improvement in the condition of their cows which he attributes to improved pastures. The pasture is growing better and regrowth after grazing and cutting for silage or hay is stronger. Lime has been applied over most of the property and Jacob commented that the response from the lime has been better than expected which he attributes to the availability of “P” from Madura Guano Gold. After seeing the response on his own property Jacob has been promoting the use of Madura Guano Gold to neighbours so they may experience the advantages of using the product.