Garden of Eden Reborn - Goulburn Valley VIC
SolutionUnderground piping system - part of the $1 billion Stage 1 NVIRP
Gilbert Dalle-Nogare owns a dairy farm, ‘Eden Park’ 12km north of Shepparton in north east Victoria. Years of prolonged drought had taken its toll on Gilbert, ravaging his ‘oasis’ and forcing his share-farmer, Andrew Younger, to reduce his dairy herd – that is, until this year when good rains fell and the new irrigation pipeline was installed on his property.
“Water supply here had always been a battle. Because our open channel system was almost level with the main drain, we always had trouble getting enough flow to our higher ground. Now with the new underground pipe system - which I share with my neighbour – we no longer face this issue.
With water this land is magic. Because we can now get the right amount of water we want onto the pasture (8-10 mega-litres per day), I can control my own feed for the cows, irrigate pasture and watch it grow. Ten days later the cows are eating it - fantastic. That was just not possible under the old system.”
Gilbert’s aim to bring his dairy farm back to its productive best is part of the $1 billion Stage 1 Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Program (NVIRP).
“We are 100% happy with the Total Eden system, the design and the installation - they are very easy to get along with and nothing was too hard for them. I highly recommend them as contractors.”
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