Manuka Farm is located at the very head of the rich black soils of the Liverpool Plains near Quirindi in NSW.
The heavy black soils of the area are renowned for their quality and as a source of all the nutrients needed to produce crops and pastures of high density.
These crops and pastures are an excellent source of raw materials for our animal feeds and garden mulches. The bulk of Manuka’s raw materials are sourced from the area and made to our strict standards and guidelines.
Since the year 2000 Manuka has followed the principles aligned with Biological Farming practices, allowing for long term sustainable farming, as well as producing high quality products.
In 2000 Manuka Farm adopted the Biological Farming codes of practice and ever since, we have been cultivating our pastures and crops in accordance with these policies.
Biological farming is an alternative to conventional farming practices that produces high quality, nutritious produce with reduced dependence on inorganic fertilisers, pesticides or gene modification. It is based on scientific principles and common sense.
Biological farming focuses on building optimal soil, plant and animal health by improving the soil microbiology. It requires understanding of the natural systems that occur on the farm and how to look for the indicators that signal improper microbial activity. Insects, disease and weeds are such indicators. Conventional management dictates that these pests are removed using pesticides. Biological farming addresses the cause of these problems, rather than the symptoms.
Apart from removing dependence on pesticides, salt-based fertilisers, and gene modifying agents, Biological farming increases plant growth and yield, and ultimately it looks to improve food nutrition and sustain ecosystems in the long-term.
Our vision for the future is to continue to be a highly sought after brand name in NSW and to expand our range of products and take them to the broader domestic and international markets of the world.
Our mission at Manuka Chaff is to produce the highest quality products using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques whilst still retaining the traditional properties of our products. We strive for sustainability as well as improving our natural resources.
The Corporate values governing Manuka Chaff's development includes a set of farming practices that allow us to improve the overall asset, operating in accordance with the highest standards in relationships with customers, suppliers, environment and the community fostering a climate which encourages involvement and diligence amongst its staff.