Limestone Downs is a 2500 ha effective coastal property south of Port Waikato running sheep and beef. Dairy conversion has seen 425 ha of predominately coastal flats transitioned to dairy which will support up to 1200 cows.
The design and construction of the Lowden Hills farm dam has enabled the harvesting and storage of 37,100 m³ of water for stock water reticulation, thus allowing increased stocking rates and feed utilisation in dry periods.
AgFirst Engineering was first engaged by the Trust back in 2004 to design and implement irrigation plus frost protection on their B blocks.
Sharemilkers Dave Van Den Beuken & Jenny Buckley milk 550 cows on the Jones Family Trust Farm at Tauwhare. They have been using the effluent system designed and installed by AgFirst Engineering since 2013.
The WETA irrigator is the result of work on a prototype using Italian componentry and AgFirst's design and practical experience. It's been tested robustly over the last two years in a number of tough environments..
The most advanced weeping wall has just gone in on a dairy farm south of Te Awamutu, after three years of planning, and every effort has been made to future proof it as much as possible...