Intensive Livestock Services - Pigs
Pigs : Feedlots : Dairy : Poultry
FSA Consulting provides a complete range of environmental services for the intensive pig industry. We can take your project from initial site selection through the development approval process to design and then on-going operation and monitoring.


Site Selection    more info [PDF - 241 Kb]

FSA Consulting knows what is required for a good piggery site. This includes access to feed and labour, infrastructure (roads, water, power), topography, suitable soils, appropriate zoning and environmental constraints. FSA Consulting can help for avoid costly mistakes by helping you find the right site.

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Piggery Applications   

FSA Consulting has extensive experience in preparing comprehensive Development Applications (QLD) or an Environmental Impact Assessment (other Australian States) for presentation to the various assessing authorities.

We can assist and guide you through the application process with personalised service from our experienced and qualified staff. Other services we provide in relation to piggeries include:

  • Odour modelling;
  • Environmental Management Plans and Procedures Manual;
  • Effluent System Reviews;
  • Compost Management;
  • Advice on effluent and manure treatment re-use systems; and
Identification of potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures.
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Piggery Assessments     more info [PDF - 249 Kb]

The professional team at FSA Consulting can undertake comprehensive piggery environmental and licensing assessments on behalf of Managers. We deliver technical reports for presentation to Financial Institutions and other interested parties.

We can provide you with a timely report and suggest strategies that will assist you with the marketing and/or resale of the enterprise.

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MEDLI Modelling of Effluent Irrigation   

Environmental Protection Agencies demand that effluent treatment and irrigation systems be designed for environmental sustainability. This is a complex problem with a multitude of variables and solutions. FSA Consulting uses the MEDLI model to provide alternative solutions.

MEDLI is a daily-time-step hydrological and nutrient simulation model that estimates the quantity and quality of effluent produced by piggeries, sewage treatment plants, abattoirs, food factories, tanneries etc. It then simulates, over extended periods, the hydrological and nutrient balance of connected effluent treatment ponds and irrigation systems. Local daily climatic data (for up to 100 years), effluent stream data and site-specific soils information are input data for the model. MEDLI consists of validated sub-models of crop growth; nutrient, salt and water movement in soils; and groundwater recharge.

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Environmental Management Plans    more info [PDF - 306Kb]

Take the hassle out of preparing an environmental management plan and procedures manual for your piggery. Our experienced staff will prepare a comprehensive EMP and procedures manual tailored to your piggery operation.

The procedures manual will set out daily, weekly, monthly, annual and on-going procedures that occur in your piggery. This can be given to current or new staff to aid them in undertaking these procedures as required. It can also be presented to the relevant authorities as a record of what occurs in the piggery to address any environmental concerns.

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Piggery Odour Problems    more info [PDF - 229 Kb]

FSA Consulting can solve your odour nuisance problem using a three-stage approach.

  • Strategies to reduce odour
  • Odour modelling
  • Licensing & Approvals

FSA Consulting has extensive experience in odour impact assessment for presentation to the various assessing authorities. We can assist you with our working knowledge of each state’s regulations, and vast knowledge of odour generation, emission and dispersion processes from our involvement in current odour research.

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Environmental Training   

On behalf of Australian Pork Limited (APL), FSA Consulting has developed two Environmental Training packages for piggery managers. FSA Consulting staff have run numerous workshops for Piggery managers throughout Australia.

Contact Australian Pork Limited:

Or email the APL Environmental Coordinator - Robyn Tucker:

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Environmental Monitoring    more info [PDF - 311 Kb]

FSA Consulting has qualified and experience staff that know what sampling and testing is required to meet your Environmental Licence conditions. We will provide the results in a professionally bound document for presentation to the relevant authority. We can also assist you with addressing any environmental problems that may be revealed from the testing.

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Piggery By-Product Management    more info [PDF - 315 Kb]

FSA Consulting has the experience to design the best process for you. Whether it be:

  • Manure collection
  • Effluent Treatment
  • Solids Management
  • Composting
  • Effluent Irrigation

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Piggery Pond Problems    more info [PDF - 245 Kb]

FSA Consulting designs ponds that work. We ensure that the ponds are sized for today's design criteria, and eliminate overtopping events. We provide layout plans and can also supervise construction and certify pond lining.

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Piggery Pond Lining    

Regulatory authorities require effluent ponds to be lined to ensure that there is no chance of nutrient seeping into the groundwater. FSA Consulting can design alternative methods of lining ponds and can certify lining of dams.

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Composting    FactSheets on Composting

FSA Consulting is experienced in dealing with compost and developing composting facilities. We can help you with:

  • Understanding the composting process
  • Site layout and design
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Procedure Manuals
  • Quality Assurance System

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Weather Stations    more info [PDF - 217 Kb]

Weather stations can provide essential information to assist managers in operating their agricultural enterprises efficiently. Continuous improvements and adjustments can be made to management practices as climatic conditions change.

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Groundwater Impact Assessments    

The regulatory authorities responsible for intensive livestock licensing require a comprehensive GWIA as part of the Development Application for the particular enterprise.

The level of detail in the GWIA varies considerably with groundwater vulnerability. The GWIA is a study of the ground and surface water resources in the proposed development area, and assesses the potential impact the proposed development may have on these resources. The following information needs to gathered and analysed as part of the GWIA:

All registered bores within 5 km of the property

  • Site geology
  • Site hydrology
  • The average depth of groundwater in the region
  • Investigation into the geological nature of the area
  • Approaches to minimise groundwater contamination
FSA Consulting employs the services of a qualified groundwater analyst to undertake the GWIA on behalf of the client.

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