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Winter and early spring are when nutrients are most at risk of getting lost from farms, writes Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.
A new addition to Farmchief’s extensive range is aimed at using organic waste on farm, notably the West Maelstrom rear discharge manure spreader.
Extra sites, a new strategy and revamped logo will be features of the 2019 Effluent & Environment Expo.
Kiwi dairy farmers tend to be lagging behind the northern Europeans in their handling of dairy effluent.
Applying the right amount of effluent can save farmers money — but applying too much can damage pasture.
Effluent Expo 2019 will build on last year’s event that drew 1500 farmers, says spokeswoman Amanda Hodgson.
Of the food intake ruminants use for maintenance, milk production, rearing a calf and/or to produce meat, as much as 85% can end up as waste. Waste that can be used as fertiliser.