FARMERS AROUND the country are making great strides improving the quality of their dairy effluent ponds as they balance the demands of farms and growth. Now the message this summer is, empty your storage ponds when you can.
The Morrinsville sale yards will officially open their stock truck effluent disposal site in a ceremony on February 21.
AS THE long, hot days of summer roll through, it's even more important to keep checking the levels in effluent ponds, says DairyNZ. Let them get too full and when the weather turns and the autumn rains set in, overfull effluent ponds can cause all sorts of problems.
A new "good clean dairying" promotion will feature at this month's Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek, being organised by Waikato Regional Council and sponsored by DairyNZ.