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My Daily Digest: March 1, 2021

Building a sustainable business Industry work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions continues with some great initiatives coming from DairyNZ.

The Greenhouse Gas Partnership Farms research project has shown that farmers can increase efficiency and reduce emissions, often by just taking a closer look at their farming systems and tweaking where necessary.

The difficulty now will be transferring the knowledge from these partnership farms to every farmer.

And, building upon this work with even more research.

But efficiency is a concept that should resonate with all food producers – no one wants waste or bloat in their systems that can suck up time and resources.

It’s becoming clearer that sustainability makes economic sense so there’s no excuse for not continuing to work for the betterment of the industry.


Bryan Gibson


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