The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
Getting more stock out of waterways and further restricting land use changes are recommended as part of plans to improve the health of rivers in Waikato.
Ken Westlake played a key role in a potentially 'game-changing' effluent reduction model for the dairy industry.
With ever tightening regulations on effluent storage, containment – whether in open ponds or purpose built reservoirs – is capital intensive.
Dairy effluent is a valuable resource which, when managed well, increases pasture production and reduces fertiliser costs.
Waikato Milking Systems is buying one of New Zealand's leading dairy effluent management solutions companies, Hi-Tech Enviro Solutions.
The purpose of measuring and monitoring effluent is to provide information to assist with system management and tracking of performance, and as the basis for reporting for regulatory compliance.
The effluent collection infrastructure must be designed to handle the volume and consistency of effluent being produced, says DairyNZ.