How can our Farm Sustainability Services help you?
Ballance has established Farm Sustainability Services to make it easy for you to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability on your farm. Building on Ballance’s 60-years’ experience in nutrient management advice, our specialised team work with you to meet compliance requirements whilst getting the best from your land and leaving it in great condition for future generations.
With regional councils focussed on reducing nitrogen, phosphorous, sediment and faecal bacteria loss from farms – our service will identify your environmental risks or opportunities and provide practical advice and solutions that work for you on your farm.
We work with key industry partners, including regional councils, irrigation schemes, industry good bodies and dairy companies to ensure your nutrient management solutions are effective and fit for purpose.
What services do we provide?
Our services will help you to meet the needs of industry certification schemes, regulatory compliance or applications for resource consents.
YEAR END NUTRIENT BUDGETS
Generated in Overseer®, a Nutrient Budget provides a picture of nutrient inputs, outputs and losses for a particular year. When the farm reaches a near steady state, it is a reasonable estimate of the farm’s nutrient flows.
SCENARIO NUTRIENT BUDGETS
Allows you to model how potential farm system changes will impact nutrient flows. These scenarios might include stock numbers, fertiliser changes, effluent or feed usage, changes in irrigation, or adding a feed pad, herd home or wintering barn.
FARM ENVIRONMENT PLANS
A Farm Environment Plan is a plan for sustainably managing the soil, water and nutrient resources on farm. The plan is specific to you and is developed to reflect the environmental risks and opportunities associated with your farm and how these can be best managed.