An animal effluent spill near the Frankton Golf Course left a
large stain beside State Highway 6 yesterday.
A week ago, the Otago Regional Council issued a request to
dairy farmers, sharemilkers and truckies to keep southern
roads and waterways effluent-free over the coming weeks.
Many sharemilkers are shifting stock between Southland,
Central Otago and North Otago as part of the annual winter
grazing and farm changeover, the statement from ORC said.
The effluent in Frankton yesterday was in a wide tarsealed
lane beside State Highway 6 and visible to people driving
from Queenstown Airport into Queenstown.
Last night it was not clear whose responsibility it was to
clean the effluent off the road.
The effluent could become slippery with frost, and farmers
could avoid spills by standing stock off green feed overnight
before moving them, the ORC said.