Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:25

'Unshaw' on cow numbers

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Climate Change Minister James Shaw seems to be in two minds whether cow numbers should be reduced in New Zealand to cut emissions.

After Greenpeace called for a reduction in cow numbers, Shaw said in question time in Parliament that there was no need to cut cow numbers.

He was asked by ACT MP Mark Cameron if he agreed with a statement that there did not need to be a reduction in the national herd size. Shaw replied "yes".

Greenpeace blasted Shaw and told him to stop being "an apologist for intensive dairying".

When quizzed by media later about his stance, he said he wanted to see the herd size reduced.

Just shows how tricky it is to tackle climate change.

More like this

Fake and cheap

OPINION: First they demanded plant-based 'milk', now they want it priced cheaper than real milk.

Cannon fodder?

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor.

Caught in space

California cow burps are now officially detectable from space.

Load of bull!

OPINION: Greenpeace boss and former Green Party leader Russell Norman claims there are about ten million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand and that each one produces the same faecal load as about 14 people.

National

Feds stalwart to step down

Outspoken Federated Farmers leader Chris Lewis is stepping down from the farmer lobby after 17 years of service.

Machinery & Products

India boosts fert subsidy

India plans to double its budgeted 2021-22 fertiliser subsidies to a record of more than 1.55 trillion rupees (US$20.64 billion)…

Kicking lameness into touch

Lameness in dairy cows can have a significant effect on a businesses' bottom line, with vets suggesting that each case…

Single row concept delivers results

While Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) has become increasingly popular over the last decade, German company Amazone is looking to take…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Fake and cheap

OPINION: First they demanded plant-based 'milk', now they want it priced cheaper than real milk.

Cannon fodder?

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter