Our cows like the vast majority of dairy cows in Australia live in pasture 365 days of the year. Living in the pastures means most of the cows’ manure goes directly on the pasture, providing nutrients to grow more grass. Twice a day our milking herd is collected for milking and while waiting for their turn in the dairy, some manure is collected in the milking yard. The manure cleaned from the dairy is collected in a series of effluent ponds. The liquid from these ponds is applied to pasture acting as nutrient rich irrigation water. Once a year the sludge from the first pond is stirred up and pumped out onto paddocks with a ‘Muck Runner’. This black sludge is full of nutrients and great for fertilising the soil.
- Preparing for our cows breakfast rush, gee this mixed pasture looks cracking in the dew, I'd almost eat it myself… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 day ago
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- No stopping to enjoy the spectacular autumn sunset for these girls this arvo, they were too keen on the fresh... fb.me/1j1ayyfv6 2 months ago
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