Australia’s largest dairy farming business is facing fresh questions over its farm standards, after it was issued with environment protection notices and had an operating licence suspended because of overflowing effluent systems.
- The Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority found 83 per cent of Van Dairy’s 23 farms failed to meet the effluent code
- The audit found the dairy farms have increased herd sizes but hadn’t appropriately scaled up its effluent system
- The business says the most urgent repair work will be completed within the next fortnight
Officers from the Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority (TDIA) visited all Van Dairy Group farms between February 22 and 26 this year to assess whether the Farm Dairy Effluent Management Code…