Environment in Focus

Published By : 19 Jun 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The research conducted in the dairy industry by the farmer levies will have a strong significance on environmentalfactors. The Dairy NZ has received a stronger backing for renewing the levies it collects from the industry for another six years. 

Dairy NZ chief executive Tim Mackle said levy spending helps in pushing up profitability and competitiveness, while reducing its environmental footprint.

All this will take effect when the Primary Industries Minister signs a new commodity levies order that willhappen by February next year.

The company is spending approximately$12 million on environment related work this year, and $85 million in investment.Mr Mackle’s focus on the environment is much broader as the farms systems research focused on increasing the productivity and reducing the footprint. He thinks managing all this a big challenge that has helped them in being profitable and competitive, but has made them growing more home-grown feed that can manage the company’s footprint in a whole lot better way. 

Mr Mackle expects the research target to double up by more productive profits, approximately $100 a hectare per year by 2020, while reducing the environmental footprint by 30 percent
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