News

Nov 9, 2013

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'

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/opinion/9437950/Dairy-intensification-killing-NZ-fast-and-dirty