Environment

Programme helps Canterbury farmers meet N loss targets

A programme covering the Selwyn/Hinds districts of Canterbury has helped farmers meet nitrogen loss targets, writes Virginia Serra, DairyNZ senior manager, solutions and development.

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Taking Dipton to carbon neutrality

Dipton’s catchment group has looked at possible ways to reduce farm greenhouse gas emissions, questioned existing farm practices, and helped gain more knowledge about carbon sequestration. By Anne Lee.

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Unloading the weight

A Southland-based farmers’ group is tackling farming challenges within the region’s catchments. Anne Lee reports.

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Progression through the system

A Hawke’s Bay couple have built an extensive dairy operation, planted thousands of trees and taken out the region’s top environmental award. By Jackie Harrigan.

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Solar leasing: Making money while the sun shines

Farmers are linking with solar power companies to cash in on the demand for energy. By Delwyn Dickey.

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Doing what is right

Southern Pastures was created with an ethos of doing what is right, by the environment, by the animals, by the people. That ethos drives the dairy farming group to farm at a higher standard. Sheryl Haitana reports.

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Sustainability rewarded

Winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards for 2023 were announced at a celebratory event at Te Papa, Wellington, in late May.

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Irish dairy cull suggested

Irish dairy farmers stirred as government suggests culling 65,000 cows per year. By Chris McCullough.

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Harvest in the rain

Westland farmers' former dairy co-operative has undergone a significant turnaround since its 2019 buyout by China's Yili Group. By Anne Hardie.

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Tackling methane from the inside

Bringing a new science or technology product to market can be time-consuming and expensive but help is on hand to develop tools to reduce onfarm emissions. Delwyn DIckey takes a look at bolus technology to reduce methane emissions.

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