Dairy Effluent Warrant of Fitness

The Effluent WOF programme consists of a voluntary, independent inspection of a farmer’s effluent infrastructure and practices.

After extensive testing with over 200 farmers, Effluent WOF is now available to farmers and rural professionals around the country.

The Effluent WOF programme is insightful and practical, covering the entire effluent system.

An independent assessor points out areas of risk and suggest practical actions a farmer can take to ensure their system is capable of being compliant 365 days a year.

A 3-4 hour assessment by the accredited assessor covers the farm’s effluent consents and permitted rules, the storage capacity, nutrient loadings, soil risk, irrigator performance, off-pasture infrastructure and general health and safety requirements.

All WoF Assessors are trained professionals who are fully certified as Warrant of Fitness Assessors. Every assessor has completed the Farm Dairy Effluent System Warrant of Fitness Course and a subsequent field assessment.

5 GOOD REASONS TO GET A WOF

  • Buying or selling a farm?

    Know if the system is fit for purpose or if you need to factor upgrades into the offer.

  • Are you a share milker coming onto a property?

    Find out what the risk is for your farm.

  • Upgraded the effluent system yourself?

    Find out how well the effluent system is performing and reassurance that your system is fit for purpose.

  • Budgeted for an upgrade to the system?

    An independent person who assesses the current system will help with decision making.

  • Did you know?

    Corporate Board members and absent owners can be liable if there is inadequate effluent infrastructure on a farm.

Jeremy Hunt

Environmental Agribusiness Consultant

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AgFirst (Waikato) Ltd
26D Liverpool Street
Hamilton 3240
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027 203 6182
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I am an environmental consultant with over 9 years’ experience working on many effluent, wastewater treatment plant, landfill and irrigation projects. I have vast experience creating nutrient budgets using Overseer and have completed the advanced soil conservation and sustainable nutrient management courses held by Massey University.

In addition to my consulting work, I recently worked as a contract milker and sole operator on a dairy farm in the Waikato. This has helped shape my practical understanding and the demands of effluent systems within a farming enterprise.

I work very closely with our AgFirst Engineering team who are industry leaders in effluent design, build and servicing of dairy effluent systems.

                  

 

 

CERTIFIED DAIRY EFFLUENT WOF ASSESSORS

Certified WoF assessors offer a very thorough and consistent assessment of effluent systems.

A certified assessor is an independent, experienced industry professional.

To become certified, the assessor has completed a three-day training course and passed a competency assessment process.

The assessor is committed to observing a Code of Conduct to guarantee professional behaviour and independent advice.

Certified WOF Assessors use the same methodology every time.

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