Archive Article: 2002/03/01

1 March 2002

NVZs bring pressure on slurry storages

As long as water flows through pipes, dairy producers would prefer a frosty winter morning to a wet one. Not least because it offers a rare opportunity to spread slurry, taking the pressure off storage capacity.

But new NVZ rules threaten to bring a speedy end to that practice. Many farms will find their slurry stores creaking at the seams, not helped by additional winter rain.

Theres talk of desperately needed 40% grants for installing extra slurry storage. Lets hope they are available, with relative ease, to all who need them.

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