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  • Crossings

    Stream crossings on dairy farms prevent harm to aquatic habitats, reduce pollution, and boost livestock health.

    Environment

    3 min read

    Crossings

    Stream crossings on dairy farms prevent harm to aquatic habitats, reduce pollution, and boost livestock health.

    Environment

    3 min read

  • Fish passage

    Fish need to move up and down waterways to feed, breed, and migrate between the sea and freshwater to complete their life cycle. Anything that stops fish movements is called a ‘fish passage barrier’.

    Environment

    Fish passage

    Fish need to move up and down waterways to feed, breed, and migrate between the sea and freshwater to complete their life cycle. Anything that stops fish movements is called a ‘fish passage barrier’.

    Environment
  • Wetlands

    Protecting, restoring and creating wetlands on-farm can reduce nutrient losses, decrease the impact of floods and provide valuable habitat for native plants and animals.

    Environment

    3 min read

    Wetlands

    Protecting, restoring and creating wetlands on-farm can reduce nutrient losses, decrease the impact of floods and provide valuable habitat for native plants and animals.

    Environment

    3 min read

  • Managing GHG emissions

    It is estimated that biological emissions can be reduced by up to 10% for the dairy sector through farm management practices. DairyNZ is helping identify options to reduce emissions, improve farm system efficiency, and strengthen profitability.

    Environment

    4 min read

    Managing GHG emissions

    It is estimated that biological emissions can be reduced by up to 10% for the dairy sector through farm management practices. DairyNZ is helping identify options to reduce emissions, improve farm system efficiency, and strengthen profitability.

    Environment

    4 min read

  • Related tools

    Riparian Planner

    Creating a riparian management plan to fence, plant and protect waterways is now easy with our new online tool.

    Tools

    Environment

    Dairy Effluent Storage Calculator (DESC)

    The Dairy Effluent Storage Calculator (DESC) tool helps determine dairy effluent storage requirements for dairy farms.

    Tools

    Environment

  • Climate overview

    Governments, communities, businesses and individuals around the world are increasingly focused on reducing emissions to limit further rises in global temperatures. DairyNZ has a programme of work underway to support farmers to respond.

    Environment

    2 min read

    Climate overview

    Governments, communities, businesses and individuals around the world are increasingly focused on reducing emissions to limit further rises in global temperatures. DairyNZ has a programme of work underway to support farmers to respond.

    Environment

    2 min read

  • Odour Management

    Odour from farm dairy effluent is increasingly an issue as herd sizes grow and urban boundaries get closer to operating farms. If the regional council receives a complaint about an odour, they will come out to the farm and assess the situation.

    Environment

    Odour Management

    Odour from farm dairy effluent is increasingly an issue as herd sizes grow and urban boundaries get closer to operating farms. If the regional council receives a complaint about an odour, they will come out to the farm and assess the situation.

    Environment
  • On-farm emissions

    New Zealand has the lowest carbon footprint for milk in the world. However, in New Zealand, half of our emissions come from agriculture, with dairy contributing just under half of New Zealand’s agricultural livestock emissions.

    Environment

    3 min read

    On-farm emissions

    New Zealand has the lowest carbon footprint for milk in the world. However, in New Zealand, half of our emissions come from agriculture, with dairy contributing just under half of New Zealand’s agricultural livestock emissions.

    Environment

    3 min read

  • Drains

    Healthy drains help reduce the amount of contaminants lost in waterways while also optimising soil moisture and improving pasture production, stock health and the habitat for fish and insects.

    Environment

    2 min read

    Drains

    Healthy drains help reduce the amount of contaminants lost in waterways while also optimising soil moisture and improving pasture production, stock health and the habitat for fish and insects.

    Environment

    2 min read

  • Fencing

    Fencing waterways on your dairy farm protects freshwater from pollutants and creates a habitat for various species. When planning your fencing, consider farm layout and potential for improved grazing management.

    Environment

    2 min read

    Fencing

    Fencing waterways on your dairy farm protects freshwater from pollutants and creates a habitat for various species. When planning your fencing, consider farm layout and potential for improved grazing management.

    Environment

    2 min read

  • Productive Riparian Buffers

    Riparian buffers are planting methods near waterways that benefit both the environment and farming economy.

    Environment

    13 min read

    Productive Riparian Buffers

    Riparian buffers are planting methods near waterways that benefit both the environment and farming economy.

    Environment

    13 min read