Rooster Booster vs Dynamic Lifter: What’s the Difference?

While these are both chicken manure fertilisers, there are some minor differences that may sway you one way or the other.

You have probably noticed that there are a lot of different brands of manure fertiliser on the market.

Personally, our go-to is Dynamic Lifter, but we’ve recently noticed a lot of people asking about the difference between this and Rooster Booster.

While these are both organic chicken manure fertilisers, there are some minor differences that may sway you one way or the other.

Key takeaways:

When it comes down to it, there’s not a huge amount separating these two products.

Here are the key differences between Rooster Booster and Dynamic Lifter:

  • NPK Ratio – Rooster Booster has more phosphorous and potassium but less nitrogen. This makes it more suited to flowering plants and less suited to natives that are sensitive to phosphorous.
  • Availability – Rooster Booster is exclusive to Bunnings, while Yates Dynamic Lifter can be found at nurseries, hardware stores, and garden centres around the country.
  • Range of products – Yates has a range of Dynamic Booster products to suit all requirements. These include Dynamic Lifter Turf Starter, Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, and Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate.

What is Yates Dynamic Lifter?

Yates Dynamic Lifter Standard Pellets | Plant care
Yates Dynamic Lifter

Yates Dynamic Lifter is an organic slow-release fertiliser based on chicken manure.

In addition to that, other Dynamic Lifter ingredients include blood and bone, seaweed extract, and fishmeal.

Here’s a breakdown of the nutrients contained in the product:

Nitrogen (organic)3.5%
Phosphorus (water soluble)0.2%
Total Phosphorus (organic)1.1%
Potassium (organic)1.6%

From this, we can see that the Dynamic Lifter N:P:K ratio is 3.5-1.1-1.6.

There are also specialised forms of this product that have slightly different ratios. 

  • Dynamic Lifter Long Life Organic: 4.0-2.0-1.7
  • Dynamic Lifter Plus Blood & Bone: 4.8-3.0-1.3
  • Dynamic Lifter Turf Lifter: 10-4-6
  • Dynamic Lifter Long Life Complete: 5-3-5

This natural organic slow-release fertiliser gives your plants all that they need for strong, lush growth.

Here are some important functions of this product:

  • It supplies essential nutrients for healthy plant growth.
  • It improves the organic content in your soil.
  • It helps to improve the soil’s water holding capacity.
  • Plus, it assists to improve the structure of the soil.

As you can see, Dynamic Lifter is not only good for plants but it’s also a valuable product for improving soil conditions.

What is Rooster Booster?

Neutrog 20kg Rooster Booster | Plant care
Neutrog Rooster Booster

Rooster Booster is a slow-release fertiliser that promotes natural healthy plant growth and helps the development of healthy well-structured soils.

It’s made with a blend of composted raw poultry manure, which contains essential plant nutrients. It comes in pellet form for easy storage and application.

The NPK ratio of Rooster Booster is 3:2:2 meaning it is a fairly balanced fertiliser with similar amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.

Rooster Booster is perfect for fruit trees, established trees, vegetable and flower beds, roses, and azaleas. This product is exclusive to Bunnings.

Key Differences

NPK Ratio

While the NPK ratios of these products are fairly similar, it’s worth noting that Rooster Booster has a higher amount of phosphorous and potassium in relation to nitrogen.

Here’s the NPK ratio of the two fertilisers:

  • Dynamic Lifter: 3.5:1.1:1.6
  • Rooster Booster: 3:2:2

These numbers are so similar it’s probably not worth worrying about in most cases.

However, if you’re fertilising native plants that are sensitive to phosphorous, you may want to opt for Dynamic Lifter.

Plants need nitrogen for leaf growth and the promotion of deep green leaves. If this is your aim, then Dynamic Lifter is going to be the best option.

On the other hand, if you’re hoping to promote flowering, the higher phosphorous content in Rooster Booster may be just what you need.

A brief guide to N:P:K ratios

N – The first number represents the amount of nitrogen in the product. Nitrogen promotes vigorous leaf growth and deep greening of plants, but too much can cause burning of foliage.

P – The second number represents the amount of phosphorus in the product. Phosphorus promotes root growth and flowering.

K – The third number represents the amount of potassium in the product. Potassium helps plants withstand stress and promotes overall hardiness and disease resistance. It also promotes strong root development and the general vigour of plants. Potassium is also important for flowering and fruit production.

Price and bag size

In terms of price, Dynamic Lifter is slightly more expensive than Rooster Booster.

At the time of writing, the former costs $28.34 for 25kg while the latter costs $20.07 for 20kg, which equates to $1.13 per kg and $1.0 per kg respectively.

Worth noting also is that the original Dynamic Lifter pellets are only available in 25kg bags while Rooster Booster is only available in 20kg.


While Rooster Booster is exclusive to Bunnings, Yates Dynamic Lifter can be found at nurseries, hardware stores, and garden centres around the country.

Some Dynamic Lifter products are even available at Coles and Woolies.

Range of products

One of the main advantages of Yates Dynamic Booster is they have a range of products to suit all requirements.

In addition to the pellets, Dynamic Lifter is available in the following products:

  • Dynamic Lifter Reduced Odour Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
  • Dynamic Lifter Turf Starter
  • Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
  • Premium Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  • Dynamic Lifter Organic Lawn Food
  • Dynamic Lifter Concentrated Lawn Food
  • Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate
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Steve Kropp

Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY and is always looking for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking meals with produce harvested from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.


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