Categories: General Date: Nov 9, 2013 Title: Only 50% of Dairy farmers comply !Dairy Farm Compliance seen to be a bad joke on our waterways
Waimakariri 52%, Selwyn 56.2% and Kaikoura 56.5% dairy farmer non-compliance.
'The exceeding of undiluted dairy effluent limits, nitrogen loading and dairy effluent ponding were among the most common reasons for noncompliance'
Ecan's Canterbury Dairy Report 2012-13 http://ecan.govt.nz/publications/Plans/canterbury-dairy-report-2012-13.pdf (1MB pdf)
Pro-dairy article by The Timaru Herald http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9371138/Farmers-effluent-systems-get-tick
Federated Farmers dairy chairman Willy Leferink said farmers needed to "pull up their socks" http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/9418899/Hundreds-of-dairy-farms-fail-consent-rules
Dairy intensification 'killing NZ fast and dirty'