Way Laga Cattle Under Palms Project

The Way Laga Project started in November of 2012, bringing 50 head of Imported Australian cattle to a palm plantation feedlot to measure reproductivity and weight gain using waste palm leaves.  

Worker amenities are limited, and cow manure plentiful, so in late 2013 we decided to install a 12 cubic metre biogas digester, with 4 lights and 2 gas stoves.  2 lights and a stove were for the plantation security workers house.  The other 2 lights were for the feedlot when the electricity goes out and the other stove was for our yard workers.

We commenced hole digging in January and completed construction in April.  The delay was due to the hole being hand dug and encountering a lot of hard rock.  Easily remedied with the hiring of a jack-hammer.

To see more photos, see our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Way-Laga-Cattle-Palm-Integration-Project

Finished building:  Saturday, 1 March, 2014


  • Farm

Functional state: 

  • Really cooking!

DIY or Commercial: 

  • Commercial

Primary use: 

  • gas lamps

Primary use state: 

  • Running

Secondary use: 

  • Cooking


  • Running

Conservation Potential: 

  • Other (please inform us in comments)
Size:  12 000Liter
Using a jack-hammer on the rock The completed hole for the digester Nearly completed digester with mixer in the foreground and slurry pits at the back The plantation security works now have light for when there is power outages