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New Zealand is the world’s largest exporter of dairy products. Around 6 million milking cows are spread over 1.8 million hectares of prime dairy land from Northland to Southland.

We know the use and re-use of water and wastewater is highly critical to developing farm land and running a successful dairy business.  An investment in irrigation will produce higher quality pasture, greater milk production and help optimize animal health.

WaterForce offers dairy farmers a wide range of products and services to help you lower your overall running costs and add value. In addition to our core solutions such as stockwater, irrigation, pumping and effluent management, we also supply innovative telemetry technology like SCADAfarm to further assist with water management and compliance.   

But our support extends far beyond the initial sale. Our dedicated teams of service technicians are available 24/7 to help maintain your irrigation equipment and can respond immediately to any breakdowns. We provide comprehensive operation and maintenance manuals, on-going farm support and training for your staff.

New Zealand’s dairy farms irrigate about 1500-3000 hours per year, so it’s important to choose the right equipment for the job. We work alongside quality international manufacturers to provide solutions that will stand the test of time.

We have decades of experience working alongside dairy farm owners, managers and workers, and can assist you select the right system for your requirements.

Good farm environmental planning and efficient water use is key to the dairy industry’s future success. We’re proud to help New Zealand farmers embrace and overcome these challenges around the country.

Pivot irrigation

Pivot irrigation

This is a highly-efficient broad acre irrigation method suitable for 10ha or more. Pivots require very little labour input, operate on low pressure,...

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Linear irrigation

Linear irrigation

Another very efficient broad acre irrigation option, best suited to rectangular blocks of 10ha or more. This equipment has a long life, operates on...

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Travelling irrigators

Travelling irrigators

These systems require higher pressure and more labour input than pivots, and can cost more to run. But the benefit is they fit odd-shaped areas and...

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K-line & Pod irrigation

K-line & Pod irrigation

Suitable for odd-shaped or small areas and slopes where pivots are not feasible. These irrigation systems are low-cost entry-level products which do...

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Fixed & Solid Set sprinklers

Fixed & Solid Set sprinklers

When used on the outside of pivots or linear irrigation systems, these sprinklers are a highly efficient and flexible way to use water. They can be...

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Stock water

Stock water

We supply and support a wide range of products in every branch including Alkathene pipe, Philmac ball valves, Irritec MDPE fittings, RXP LDPE...

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Effluent

Effluent

Storing, mixing and distributing your effluent requires specialist know-how and equipment. We can design an efficient system to deal with your barn...

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Pumping

Pumping

We offer ‘smart pumping’ solutions to optimise your power and water use. Our pumping designs (for irrigation, stock water and effluent),...

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Flow meters & telemetry

Flow meters & telemetry

Keeping a close eye on your irrigation, stock water and effluent systems is crucial in today’s modern farming environment. We supply the right...

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Case Studies

Pukekohe cropping company installs new centre pivot irrigation and fertigation system

Pukekohe cropping company installs new centre pivot irrigation and fertigation system

Jason Thomas of ST Growers had a landowner with a 110 hectare block of land...

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Terra Test

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Discover exactly how much water your soil is capable of holding by performing a Terra Test and calculating your results online.

Terra Test Calculator

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Once you have conducted your Terra Test, use this online calculator to determine your results.