Displaying items by tag: climate change

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 12:55

Sheep and beef doing its bit

No increase in stock numbers in the sheep and beef sector is anticipated as the industry moves towards carbon neutrality, says Beef + Lamb NZ head of nutrition Fiona Windle.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 October 2019 14:53

Methane reducing cattle feed one step closer

The Government is backing a project that could substantially reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from cattle.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 October 2019 08:55

Digging deeper into soil’s black box

Could soil organic matter be used for carbon credits? 

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 12:55

NZ out on its own

New Zealand is the only country actively considering a compulsory price on biological greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from agriculture, the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) confirms.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 September 2019 07:55

Out of the frying pan, into the fire

OPINION: New Zealand's heavy reliance on International Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) credits makes us dangerously exposed to one of the world’s most volatile markets.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 26 September 2019 11:55

Freshwater proposals pile on pressure

The Government's consultation process on freshwater proposals has been unacceptable, writes Todd Muller, National’s agriculture spokesman.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:55

Great farming systems will surely save the planet

OPINION: People need to get their knives out of farmers’ backs and look at the science.

Published in Management

A new study has found that barn dairy’s carbon footprint is bigger than pasture-based dairy’s.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 September 2019 09:55

For the world’s sake – get it right

OPINION: ‘Policy on the fly’ has never been a good option and our Government appears to be combining this with ideology at the forefront and common sense trailing behind.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 13 September 2019 08:55

We are not quislings or sellouts

OPINION: The suggestion that groups such as DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ are selling the sector out over agricultural emissions is way off the mark and fails to grasp the complexity of the issue.

Published in Opinion