Effluent treatment in a 40ft shipping container is out there now, from Forsi Innovations, Matamata, and will be publicly unveiled at National Fieldays.
Archway Group in Te Puke are acknowledged as experts in nutrient containment and control of effluent from dairy sheds and feed pads.
I never thought when I entered farming politics that there would be so much talk about the stuff that comes out of the back end of a cow. The polite term is ‘effluent’ of course; not polite are its effects and the costs of managing it.
On the need for water: don’t you wish you had a bit more water to keep pasture alive? Were you one of those farmers who strove to build an effluent pond of minimum size, and so missed out on having extra water in this year’s dry season?
Dairy farmers are using slurry tankers to spread effluent, boosting soil fertility, says C B Norwood Distributors Ltd, distributor of Pichon tankers made in France.
Dairy Farmers can get a ‘warrant of fitness’ issued for their farm effluent and irrigation systems and be confident the WoF is ‘on the level’, says DairyNZ.
Hamilton agricultural contractor Greg Langman says his Abbey AP900 multi spreader has handled “everything we have thrown it” in three years of operation, says the supplier, Farmgard.
Nearly 60 exhibitors are lining up for this year's Waikato Effluent Expo at the Mystery Creek events centre near Hamilton next Tuesday 17 March.