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Compost Barns The Real Story

With some people considering alternative systems for NZ there is some mis information and lack of real data in respect of all the issues.

Compost or bedded pack barns on the face of it may offer some solutions, but the real issues and cost are far from simple.

Milk quality ( and acceptance by the dairy companies)
Cost ( initial larger m2 and material of sawdust/bedding)
Pathogen and bacterial contamination
Skill to operated
Green house gasses

These are just a few issues, this report from Wageningen in the Netherlands where this system is only a very small % of the total barn system scene is a good information source form which to base your conclusions.

Added 24 Nov 2017
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Feedlot Security

Why not more frames take up the opportunity to spin their operations to higher performance is a question to which there are few answers

With "artificial beef" around the corner every thing should be done to ensure NZ does lifts itself to a year round quality supply.

Sold with a sustainable story of durability and care for animals and land is proven to be workable and acceptable for consumers to justifiably pay more.

Added 19 Sep 2017
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Cowgarden™

Dairy housing is continuously under development, new ways of thinking and doing things and new materials can lead to new methods and systems

CowGarden™ is a new concept in Dairy Housing, "The indoors becomes the outdoors"

Added 18 May 2017
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Highest Level Of Containment Level Achieved I

ECOBAG is breaking new ground in leachate containment systems by having provided the Waste Management Group landfill in Marton with a total leachate containment system. Referred to as the "devils cocktail" the rain water leachate from the landfill requires containment and processing to meet stringent environmental standards. ECOBAG™ was able to provide a highly internationally certified system to ensure leachate could be safely contained while at the same time avoiding smell and rain water ingress.

Added 30 Apr 2017
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Grass N Adding To The Leaching

Extract of article from Stuff by J Talbot

Added 18 Feb 2017
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A Food Revolution Is On Its Way

considerable time and resources need to be committed in NZ to establish where we fit in in the world...

Added 09 Jan 2017
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Environmental Southland

Added 09 Jan 2017
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Nz Dairy Farm Stats 2017

Added 09 Jan 2017
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