Good farm environmental planning and efficient water use is key to the dairy industry’s future success. We’re proud to help New Zealand farmers embrace and overcome these challenges around the country.
We support sustainable farming and environmental initiatives. We encourage new management techniques that better connect actions to the environmental outcomes and more on-farm monitoring and measuring that gives farmers confidence their actions are reaping benefits.
New Zealand dairy farmers are committed to continually improving their sustainability. There efforts to date have included fencing over 26,000 km of waterways to exclude cattle.
New Zealand has the world’s highest level of dairy self-sufficiency, due to favorable natural conditions for dairy production, and a small population.
The New Zealand dairy sector provides direct employment for more than 38,000 people and is a top 10 purchaser of output from a third of all other industries in the New Zealand economy.