Dairy Effluent

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the highest standards of effluent management. 

 

Ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and make informed decisions about management practices. 

Stage 1: Dealing with Dairy Farm Effluent

Duration

1 day(s)

Fee

$280 Inc GST

Topics covered

  • How the farm effluent system works, including collection, storage and application
  • The individual responsibilities of the team in running the farm effluent system, use and maintenance of machinery
  • The required quality and application of effluent to boost pasture growth
  • The risks associated with effluent and a general understanding of what is required on farm to meet legal and regulatory requirements.


This one day workshop ensures that everyone is aware of their responsibilities in keeping the farm effluent system efficient and effective. We recommend that managers, sharemilkers and farm owners attend our Managing Dairy Farm Effluent course first to ensure a best practice effluent management plan is in place for staff to implement. 

 

 

Stage 2: Managing Dairy Farm Effluent

Duration

1 day(s)

Fee

$290 Inc GST

Topics covered

  • Permitted activities under the Resource Management Act and the roles of regional and local councils
  • Nutrient management – how to calculate effluent volume, reduction in farm fertiliser requirements and application rates
  • Evaluating and improving the farm effluent system and financial implications
  • Effluent management plans, including application plans
  • Factors that influence soil properties and the impact of farming on soils.

Evaluate your current dairy effluent system and learn to make informed decisions about planned system improvements and related management practices.