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Turning effluent into profit

Casey Taylor, Australia

MELBOURNE: A farmer in Heathmere near Portland has innovated with a cocktail of water in an effluent separation program to add value to his pastures.

Surrylea Farm's supplies the Murray Goulburn Co-Op with milk run by Casey Taylor and his family who look after 450 cross-bred Jerseys and Friesians for milking, on 415 hectares of pastureland.

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Farmer saves thousands of dollars with a simple technique, turning waste into profits

John Hunt, Australia

MELBOURNE: A south western farmer has teamed up with local dealers ThinkWater in Mt Gambier and Warrnambool to put to good use, waste from their dairy cattle.

John Hunt who manages a dairy farm in Kongarong, is a thick set New Zealander with a beard, and a voracious appetite for farming. He lives, eats and breathes farming and almost knows all his cows by name. 

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Farmers urged to involve their spreading contractor when planning new slurry storage facilities

Paul Joseph, UK

A specialist in field application of farm slurry and biogas plant digestate has appealed to farmers to involve their contractor when planning new or upgraded facilities. Wilts-based contractor Paul Joseph wants to ensure that access to stores and hose routes for umbilical spreading are taken into consideration.

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Bester Rollrasen durch windfeste Beregnung

Adam Little suchte eine Marktlücke und fand sie in der Rollrasenproduktion. Seine größte Herausforderung war gleichmäßiges Rasenwachstum zu garantieren. Dazu brauchte er ein Beregnungssystem, dass dem Wind standhält.

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Swan Hill farmer with first Bauer poly lined pivot

Ken Westmore, Australia

On the upper side of Swan Hill at Boundary Bend, Ken Westmore takes a long look over his 3,000 acres of mainly potatoes in their various stages. The sun is shining and there is the noise of a loader and the sweet smell of lucerne in a paddock nearby. Ken is testing out his purchase in a world-first of a “Polystar” poly lined centre pivot irrigator made by Bauer of Austria, which he bought from Swan Hill Irrigation, one of the most important Australian Bauer dealers.

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Bauer Rainstar reels perform key role in major irrigation project

Ian Mason, UK

A Norfolk potato grower whose enthusiasm for the principle of ‘low food miles’ inspired a major irrigation project in west Norfolk has taken delivery of a dozen large hose reels to bring his vision to reality.

Ian Mason will use the equipment to irrigate potatoes being grown for the first time on light land across three farming enterprises that collaborated to install the irrigation infrastructure.

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