27th July, 2022

AGFIRST ENGINEERING LOCAL FIELD DAYS TARANAKI

AgFirst Engineering invites you to the Local Taranaki Field Days. Over four farm visits you will get to learn about the successful and efficient dairy effluent systems reducing water use and the effluent volume/labour requirements via green water recycling.

Wednesday, September 28, 10:30am

Brendon and Anna Harvie, 544 Omuturangi road, Auroa Fonterra Supply no. 42151
  • 400 cows
  • New feed pad/standoff pad with rubber matting .
  • Weeping wall solids separation system.
  • 7,141,000L lined storage pond.
  • Green water recycling flood wash systems on cow yard and feed pad.
  • Effluent irrigation system with low-rate Weta travelling raingun irrigator.

Wednesday, September 28, 12:30pm

Jacques and Vanessa Le Prou, 2816 Skeet Road, Pihama Fonterra Supply no. 41522
  • 650 cows
  • Feed pad
  • Weeping wall solids separation system.
  • 2,389,000L lined storage pond.
  • Green water recycling flood wash systems on cow yard and feed pad reducing water costs from Cold Creek and Waimate West.
  • Effluent irrigation system with low-rate Weta travelling raingun irrigator.

Thursday, September 29, 11:00am

John McCarty, 1993 Eltham Road, Awatuna Fonterra Supply no. 41405
  • 400 cows
  • Feed pad
  • Weeping wall solids separation system.
  • High-capacity green water recycling flood wash system on feed pad.
  • Green water gate wash system on cow yard.
  • Irrigation pumping system upgrade.
  • Utilising existing 2,537,000L effluent pond.

Thursday, September 29, 1:00pm

Poharu – Mark Bridges, Graham Mourie, Shane Stevenson
  • 520 cows
  • Green water recycling gate wash system on cow yard and feed area.
  • Rubber matting for stand-off.
  • High-capacity effluent irrigation system with low-rate Weta travelling raingun irrigator.
  • Effluent monitoring and control system. Proof of placement, fail-safe and remote control from irrigator, dairy, cell phone or PC.
  • Utilising existing 4,108,000L effluent pond.