Effluent systems and management are under increased scrutiny by industry and Regional Council. Many farmers have made changes that ensure they are environmentally sustainable and fully capture and utilise effluent as a resource on farm. These events will showcase farmers with various effluent system designs and provide a chance to hear direct feedback from the host farmers.
Come along for the day where we will visit 3 farms or, just attend a farm and system of interest. The host farmers will share information about what it cost, how the system works, the pro’s and con’s and anything they would do differently if they were to do it again.
Farm One: 10:00am
Paengaroa North B10A Trust – John Fourie
1114 State Highway 2, Paengaroa. SN 21515
Has a lined pond.
Farm Two: 11:30am
Andre Hickson - Sharemilker, Lex & Connor Roulston
64 Pongakawa School Road, Pongakawa. SN 21575
Has a new uncommissioned lined pond.
Farm Three: 12:30pm
Errol & Val Watts
91 Cutwater Road, Pukehina. SN 21610
Has a tank with solids separator.
Lunch sponsored by Farmsource Te Puke
Farm Four 2:15pm
2466 Te Matai Road, Te Puke. SN 21402
Has a bladder for storage
Protect our industry - please arrive with clean boots to reduce the risk of spreading a disease, pest or weed.