Tauwhare Farm Pirongia, Waikato

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Ritchie's Brief - 

“We want peace of mind - a comprehensive review of our effluent system enabling the design of a system which will be robust, reliable, efficient, easy to use and compliant, 365 days of the year.”

Our Solution - 

The Hi-Tech team did a comprehensive review of the farm designing a system which would be effective and compliant. The result was a fully accredited dairy effluent system. We project managed and worked with contractors during the construction of the new system facilitating a smooth, hassle-free installation for Ritchie.

The new effluent system included a stirrer which will do the job and protect the clay liner. We worked with electricians to install a state of the art variable speed drive that connects to flow meters with text-able functions for future monitoring. A suitably sized pump was installed powerful enough to keep up with the effluent volume produced.

Around 27ha was irrigated to meet Waikato Regional Council Nitrogen application rules and we provided a Cobra Travelling Raingun that applies effluent to land at a rate which is better than the farm’s soil infiltration rates (resulting in no ponding or runoff). Ritchie said they’re delighted with the new system. "Hi-Tech delivered on everything quoted, and the Cobra Irrigator is awesome.”


Herd Size 300 Cows
Feed pad No
Herd Housing No
Soil RIsk Low Risk
Anual Rainfall 1,500mm
Key Products Stone trap and solids bunker, Semi-automatic diverters, 3 Drum Pontoon with 5HP Hi-Tech Vertical Stirrer, Close Couple Doda Pump, Cobra Travelling Raingun, Hydrant Line
Key Services Design and installation of a full farm dairy effluent system.