Sessions help shift to water tank rules
YOU can’t manage what you don’t measure.’’ It’s an old adage, almost a cliche now, but it sure applies to water use on farm. Monitoring and reporting water use is a coming requirement for many Waikato dairy farmers, given new water take rules for dairy shed use under Variation 6 to the regional plan. It may seem an onerous task but some very good benefits can result from it.
Getting the most out of every litre of water going through the farm dairy makes sense. It can help: Control power use and costs Manage effluent in a cost-effective manner Make for efficient use of staff time Reduce water costs if you pay for it by volume, and Meet regulatory obligations. To help farmers meet the demands of Variation 6, DairyNZ is holding a series of Smart Water Use Ideas Exchange events, with one of them running locally.
On March 12 the event is at the Gore family farm, 12 Glenrowan Rd, off SH29. The session will review results of a recent water-use study, consider metering and monitoring options available and discuss water-use efficiency and water-loss prevention in operation.
The session is from 10.30am till 12.30pm. Lunch is provided following and some great draw prizes are offered.
See dairynz.co.nz/events for information.
Cows at work: To help farmers meet the demands of Variation 6, DairyNZ is holding a series of Smart Water Use Ideas Exchange events, with one of them running locally.