In 2018, David Bellinger, a Flinders Island based pastoralist provided some feedback to his fertiliser supplier, Agrifert.

David has been trying to achieve balance in his 1,150 ha pasture enterprise for many years, where he currently runs 2,000 head of Angus and Angus cross cattle.

In 2017 he met Nick Barnes at a Flinders Island growers day. Nick runs Agrifert, a fertiliser distribution company based in Somerset, Tasmania who also services the Flinders Island and King Island areas.

After that meeting, David decided to move to using BioAg’s BioAgPhos as the main component of his pasture fertiliser program.

David’s resulting program consisted of:

BioAgPhos (P:12.7, Ca:35, S:1)
BioAgSoP (K: 41.5, S:18)
Copper, Boron, Zinc, Magnesium, Cobalt

In David’s words “in the past I have been lucky to induce 5% clover. This year the signs are for 85% clover. The clover is a healthy dark green, which I have never seen here before”. 

Part of David Bellinger’s 1,150 ha pasture on Flinders Island.

More about Agrifert

Agrifert is a fertiliser distribution company based in Somerset, Tamania, and services farmers in Tasmania, Flinders Island and King Island.

Agrifert was started by David and Nick Barnes in 1995 after the pair saw a need to supply farmers with fertilisers and other nutritional products that suited the sustainable agricultural market in the area.

Agrifert is now a leading supplier of natural and sustained release fertilisers, sourcing the best quality inputs from around the world based on scientific results.

Contacting Agrifert

Nick Barnes – 0427 324 350
David Barnes – 0400 183 832