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5 Ways to Create an Effective Effluent System

While investing in a custom-designed system sounds like a no brainer, missing the basics can be costly. Here are 5 ways you can create an effective effluent system.

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Why are cows in barns - Part two

You've seen part one so why not check out part two? There are lots of reasons why farmers choose to house their cows in barns, here's just a few.

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Compost barns – some points to consider

As interest in compost barns continues to grow it may be helpful to go over some of the design basics to ensure a successful compost is built and managed. Here are 9 points to consider when building a compost barn.

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Compost barn tour

Calder Stewart staff recently hosted a compost barn tour, taking with us seven interested dairy farmers and a consultant, visiting two successfully managed composting barns, one in the Waikato and the other in the Manawatu. Check out more about the trip here.

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Compost barns and the potential of hemp straw

Your choice of dairy cow housing systems should be aimed to positively influence cow health and longevity. A compost dairy barn is just one of the options available. Read more about this here.

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A round up of the best off-paddock barn solutions

2017 has been an eventful year with several trips, both overseas and locally to see how farmers are using different off-paddock options and the various successes they’ve noticed. Here’s a round up of the most common types we use in New Zealand plus some key takeaway facts from our travels.

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