Farm dairy effluent


There are approximately 900 dairy farms in Northland, with an average herd size of 319 and average milk solids per cow of 323kgs in the 2017/18 season.[1]

Dairy is the second largest contributor to economic activity in Northland.[2]

Find out what these common terms mean as defined in the Regional Water & Soil Plan.
Information about different effluent management systems.
Reports on farm trials to reduce effluent volumes.
Different methods for storage and disposal of animal effluent and wastewater.
Find out about the rules that apply to the discharge and management of animal effluent.
Maintaining and enhancing water quality in our rivers and coastal waters.
Information on managing stormwater to reduce effluent volumes.
How sludge beds and weeping walls work, and what the benefits are.
Information about constructing or modifying a feed or stand-off pad.
How to select and design the right system to achieve effective land application.
Compliance statistics from the 2009/10 to 2019/20 dairy seasons.