There could be another dairy health scare brewing in China and this one starts in our backyard.
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The Land and Water Forum (LAWF) is proposing time limits for farmers to fence waterways on their properties, with dairy farmers among the first to be affected.
Gypsum can at least partially address many hydrological and chemical factors that influence the loss of phosphorus and other nutrients from farms to waterways, says a Canterbury company.
Fonterra farmers are leading the way in responsible dairying with 98% of farm waterways now stock excluded, the co-op says.
Winter weather can place extra strain on the banks of farm waterways, increasing the risk of erosion degrading water quality.
Planting waterways will be the focus of a field day this week, run by DairyNZ, Tatua and Waikato Regional Council at a Tatua Milk farm in Tatuanui.
Using limited water resources wisely helps protect the health of waterways and ecosystems, as well as helping ensure the region's economic health.
FENCING WATERWAYS on-farm has many benefits. It helps stabilise banks by preventing treading and erosion, and reduces the risk of stock bogging or drowning.