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.

Kathryne Easton

Opus Consultant Rural Infrastructure

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Mansfield Service Land
125a Bank Street
Whangarei
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Kathryne is a member of the Opus Rural Team based in Whangarei and also is a Field Program Leader for Intergrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group.

Opus is a Farm Dairy Effluent Design Accredited company which provides independent environmental and engineering services tailor made for your farm.

Having spent 12 years in the fertiliser industry I have become highly proficient at helping farmers get the most out of their nutrient inputs under Northland’s challenging climatic conditions and varied soil types by use of both natural and manufactured fertiliser sources including farm dairy effluent.

I furthered my understanding of nutrient management and sustainability in Northland as a Land Management Advisor for the Northland Regional Council. This further complimented my role as a Sustainable Dairy Advisor for Fonterra, where I worked with farmers to reduce their environmental footprint and optimise their nutrient inputs and ensure compliance 365 days of the year in regard to effluent systems and the contributing facilities.

 

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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