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Sheep, Beef & Deer

Irrigation is used to support land use, particularly in areas with low or seasonal rainfall. Irrigation can improve the productivity of land for farming activity, and support amenity or recreational land uses within urban environments.

At WaterForce, we are proud to help New Zealand farmers embrace and overcome challenges around the country and support sustainable farming and environmental initiatives.  We encourage new management techniques that better connect actions to the environmental outcomes and more on-farm monitoring and measuring that gives farmers confidence their actions are reaping benefits.

We will equip our farmers with the knowledge, and tools to best manage their water resources and provide them with the monitoring tools to do this.

45.3% of New Zealand’s total land area is being farmed for Agricultural & Horticultural Use.  Sheep & beef farming is the main agricultural use at 31.9% of total land, followed by dairying at 9.8% of total land.

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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