Northland

"With winter milk and a soil water holding capacity of 25mm, I’ve been amazed with our existing irrigation system how efficiently we can move effluent when an opening comes in the weather. Using the TRACMAP system in association with ReGen Effluent I can even prove where the effluent was applied on certain days. We’re proud of our staff and the efforts they put in, and this system enables a good means of assisting them and us."

JV Farm Ltd Hikurangi, Northland
No. Cows Milked 420 cows winter milk
Effective Area 100 ha
Effluent Block Area 91 ha
Annual Average Rainfall 1262 mm
Effluent Storage 3 Pond system, pump out of the 3rd pond 35.5x14x4m deep.
Soil Waipu Clay, poorly drained
28 km Artificial Drains
Rolling country
Irrigation System Van de Boosh irrigation system
150 sprinklers altogether, five per paddock
Applications depth 10-25mm

Ben Smith
Owner, JV Farm Ltd, Northland

“I can even prove where the effluent was applied on certain days.”