Effluent Management

​All dairy farm premises generate dairy effluent - it is important that this effluent is soundly managed and not ignored.  Dairy Farmers, like all members of society, have a duty not to pollute the environment.

A Farm Dairy Premises Effluent Management Code of Practice (the Code) has been designed to ensure that dairy farm effluent is managed in a responsible manner which is unlikely to have a negative impact on the environment.

  Farm Dairy Premises Effluent Management Code of Practice   (544Kb)


​​This booklet is a useful resource for understanding Effluent Management on dairy farms, and who to call for assistance.

  Effluent Management Booklet   (1Mb)


Please refer to our Farm Dairy Premises Effluent Management Plan to help you develop your own plan.

  Dairy Effluent Management Plan 2010   (900Kb)​



Get the most out of effluent - Fert$mart

Many farmers are now finding that when they get soil and fertiliser management ‘right’, they can produce more feed at no extra cost, and with careful planning fertiliser becomes a strategic tool to boost feed when it’s most needed. Fert$mart provides farmers and advisors with a planning approach and the know-how to achieve this.

We highly recommend you visit the Fert$mart website​​.

​Get inspired - read their Tasman​ian case studies​.



Tamar Action Grants

Online applications are open. Grants specifically target effluent projects (effluent upgrades on farms draining to Tamar River).

 If you are a dairy farmer in the Tamar region you might be eligible to apply for a Tamar Action Grant​.

Application assessment dates close 30 July 2019 and 30 October 2019.



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