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The Waikato Regional Council is facing a range of environmental and production pest challenges this year following a busy 12 months controlling unwanted animals and plants.
Waikato Regional Council says it is concerned proposed changes to the national plan for managing tuberculosis (Tb) in cows may be somewhat hypocritical when it comes to the Waikato.
Holding on to stock longer after a drought in the hope they would reach higher weights contributed to a Taupo farmer becoming the first sheep and beef farmer warned by the Waikato Regional Council for breaching nitrogen caps.
A sheep & beef farmer has been formally warned for breaching the Resource Management Act by exceeding a nitrogen discharge cap over a two-year period.
With the Waikato and Waipa rivers catchments due to face new targets and limits for water quality, farmers are being encouraged to be proactive over environment-related changes to their operations.
Meetings in Waikato in May will offer farmers a say on Waikato Regional Council’s ‘Healthy Rivers Plan for Change’, which could affect their future.
The Waikato Regional Council plans to hold another farm planning and environmental sustainability field day after the success of their last event at the Kaniwhaniwha Stream.
The Waikato Regional Council is urging farmers help stop the spread of dangerous weeds in the Waikato region.