Dairy NZ CEO: Reducing herd numbers will be 'hard to achieve'

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 9:16AM
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Dairy NZ CEO: Reducing herd numbers will be 'hard to achieve'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 9:16AM

Farmers say it will be a challenge to meet climate targets.

The Climate Change Commission’s final advice to the Government talks about the emissions reductions farming can make

The commission expects low-methane sheep and fewer cows to help the country cut methane by 10 per cent by 2030.

Dairy NZ Chief Executive Tim Mackle told Mike Hosking that reduction in herd numbers will be hard to achieve.

“The goalposts, at least, have not shifted out further for farmers, which is good to hear. But they’re not going to be easy nonetheless.”

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