Tokoroa farmer Marcel Korsten operates a closed farm system: what doesn’t get out the front gate as milk has to go back onto the farm.
A new heavy-duty, shore-based stirrer from effluent handling specialist Hi-Tech Enviro Solutions can help eliminate the problem of crusts forming on effluent pond or storage towers.
Good effluent management combines a well-designed effluent system with processes for collecting effluent and applying it to pasture in the right quantities at the right time.
The case against Pollock Farms was taken by Waikato Regional Council following inspections where over-irrigation of effluent was evident.
The dairy industry is supporting councils in their efforts to get all farmers to meet their effluent obligations.
While New Zealand plays catch-up and Europe leads in using farm effluent, it was always going to fall to the North American continent to go large — very large.
Effluent managed well is a nutrient and a benefit to your farming practice, says Pye Group’s Michelle Pye.
Getting the biggest bang for your buck out of fertiliser while protecting economic and environmental bottom lines is a key goal for farmers.
Timely advice from respected experts will feature in regular seminars during the two-day Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek Events Pavilion on November 27 and 28.