The new Strategy for Sustainable Dairy Farming is important because:
- It establishes the priorities for collective action in the dairy industry
- It guides how DairyNZ will invest the milksolids levy
- It can help the wider New Zealand public understand more about the industry and its long term goals
Dairy farming needs to be sustainable economically, environmentally and in terms of how it affects people and communities. In the initial work on re-shaping the industry strategy, it seems clear that dairy farming’s first priority must remain being competitive on a world stage. This means producing safe and high quality dairy products at a competitive cost. However, by itself, this will not be enough to sustain the industry.
New Zealand’s dairy farming industry must also take responsibility for the wider environmental, animal welfare and people-related outcomes of dairy farming. Dairy farming needs to be seen to work for all New Zealanders.
Draft Strategy Framework
The proposed Strategy for Sustainable Dairy Farming is shaping up around dairy farming being both competitive and responsible. This draft framework and industry objectives to achieve this are shown below. The framework below reflects the feedback we received over the past few months. If you have further comments email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the rationale for the objectives?
To read through each objective and its rationale click here