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Effluent Field Day - Pilton

Wondering what to do with your effluent? Do you have unanswered questions or problems around how to maintain your system?

The key speaker for the field day is Mick O’Keefe (DPIVic), an Effluent System Designer and expert in effluent management. Mick will utilise the host farms system as a basis of providing information about effluent management and reuse systems.

This field day is for you if you are looking for:

  • options for upgrading or installing an effluent system - this field day will enable you to look at a current system in operation and provide you with alternative options also. 
  • cost benefit of effluent management and reuse ($)
  • information on how to solve some management issues around maintenance and application (ie crusting, anaerobic ponds) 

Effluent is not just an environmental issue we must manage, it also provides for a great source of nutrients and a fantastic soil conditioner.

Host Day Farm Information
Farm: Brendan, Corrie and Frances Hayden
Average Annual Milkers: 195 Cows
Annual Milk Production: 1.5 million litres  
Effluent Capture System: 2 pond effluent system
Effluent Reuse System: Shandy with irrigation water for application via centre pivot

Effluent represents more than $3,000 in fertiliser replacement value alone for the Hayden's.

LOCATION: Brendan, Corrie & Frances Hayden’s Farm
Bruanna, 378 Pilton Valley Rd, Pilton Q 4361

DATE: Wednesday 31st May 2017

TIME: 10am - 12pm followed by lunch

RSVP: Monday 29th May to Ruth Chalk on 0400 669 994 or 


Earlier Event: May 30
Effluent Field Day - Boonah
Later Event: June 1
ACCC & QDO meeting - Malanda