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Up to date information and happenings with the Dairy Effluent WOF Programme

Farmers have another pre-purchase check available to them before they signed on the dotted line. In a move to help ensure farm effluent systems are up to standard, DairyNZ has developed an efflient warrant of fitness (WOF) programme which is now available throughout the country. The programme consists of a volunrary and independent inspection and assessment, which is available to famers and rural professionals wanting to ensure a property's effluent…

  • From REINZ magazine.Buyers and sellers of dairy farms are now able to get some peace of mind about one of the most critical aspects of a dairy farm purchase, the property’s effluent system.Industry good body DairyNZ has focussed on helping clear up the uncertainty that often lurks around farm effluent systems’ compliance, by developing the Effluent Warrant of Fitness (WOF) programme. The programme aims to give a clearer indication to…

  • Developed by DairyNZ in association with farmers and other technical experts, the Effluent Warrant of Fitness (WOF) programme offers dairy farmers the opportunity to ensure their farm's effluent system is up to standard, 365 days of the year. The programme consists of a voluntairy inspection, risk assessment and reporting process, available to farmers and rural professionals wanting to ensure a property's effluent system and procedures are fit for purpose and…

  • Murchison dairy farmers Dave and Sure King are enjoying this dairy season knowing their farm's new effluent system is minimising their business's environmental footprint. They also have peace of mind their investment in a new effluent system ticks all the right boxes, thanks to having an Effluent Warrant of Fitness (WOF). The effluent WOF scheme has been developed by DairyNZ in conjunction with farmers darm dairy effluent (FDE) technical experts…

  • Ensuring the farm effluent system is efficient, compliant and robust can now be done with an independent assessment, giving farmers the heads up on problems that may affect their system’s future performance. DairyNZ’s sustainability team leader Theresa Wilson says the Dairy Effluent Warrant of Fitness (WOF) programme aims to provide the same peace of mind as getting a warrant for the family car, or farm ute does. Launched earlier this…

  • This spring brings not only a welcome surge in pasture growth and milk flow, but for some farmers the headache of effluent management risks taking the glow out of the season’s peak.DairyNZ has developed the Effluent Warrant of Fitness (WOF) programme that aims to ease effluent headaches by helping farmers ensure their effluent system meets council compliance standards.The Effluent WOF programme consists of a voluntary, independent inspection of a farmer’s…

  • This spring brings not only a welcome surge in pasture growth and milk flow, but for some farmers the headache of effluent management risks taking the glow out of the season’s peak. DairyNZ has developed the Effluent Warrant of Fitness (WOF) programme that aims to ease effluent headaches by helping farmers ensure their effluent system is fit for purpose all year round. The Effluent WOF programme consists of a voluntary,…

  • What is believed to be the first dairy effluent warrant of fitness in Taranaki has been awarded to an Okato farm. The warrant of fitness scheme was developed by Dairy NZ to improve farm dairy effluent infrastructure around the country. Certified assessors determine whether farm infrastructure meets industry good practice. New Plymouth assessor Colin Kay, of Opus Consultants, awarded the warrant to Blue Rata Investments after auditing its 204ha (effective)…

  • Dairy Effluent Warrant of Fitness awarded to a Taranaki dairy farm Blue Rata Investments Ltd of Okato was recently audited by Colin Kay from Opus Consultants, New Plymouth, and awarded the first Dairy Effluent Warrant of Fitness in Taranaki.  The Dairy Effluent Warrant of Fitness (WoF) is a DairyNZ led scheme designed to improve farm dairy effluent (FDE) infrastructure on farms throughout New Zealand. Under the scheme, certified WoF Assessors…

  • Dairy farmers now have the opportunity to get their effluent system assessed by an independent, certified assessor. The Dairy Effluent ‘Warrant of Fitness’ (WOF) programme, developed with the support of DairyNZ, is being launched at the Waikato Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek on Tuesday 25 March. DairyNZ’s Sustainability team leader, Dr Theresa Wilson, says there was a need to develop a consistent method for assessing an effluent system to ensure…

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