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Dung beetles

Dung beetles

Updated 9 July 2020 2:05pm

Meet your new farm worker

Copris incertus

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, improving your farm and our environment. And paid in dung.

The benefits of non-native dung beetles

Frequently Asked Questions


Dung Beetle availability over Spring/Summer 2021

In Partnership with Dung Beetle Innovations, we will be offering dung beetles during the spring/summer 2021 season for certain catchments. Eligibility for this will be confirmed at a later date.

If you are in the Wellington Region, you can register you interest using the “Order now” link below. 


“I would seriously recommend other farmers invest in dung beetles. It’s a short term cost with a long term benefit.” – Kurt Portas, award-winning farmer at Palliser Ridge Farm

"Dung beetles are able to aerate soil, improve the nutrient cycle and help manage water absorption and dispersion… the potential benefits are amazing!” – Scotty Macdonald, Wairarapa farmer

Hear more from Kurt about how dung beetles are working on his farm in this interview.

  • More available grazing pasture
  • Decreased maintenance time
  • Improved soil health
  • Improved water quality
  • Parasite and pest reduction
  • Government and EPA approved


Read more about the Copris Incertus – our cover beetle – in this factsheet.