Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:22


Written by  The Hound

This old mutt reckons it's hard enough having a rational discussion on the issue of PKE use in the dairy industry without halfwits spreading false information about it.

Fonterra's recent unilateral announcement that a 'voluntarily limit' of 3kg of PKE/cow/day may be a sop to the greenies or a proactive response to consumer signals. Either way, it has sparked healthy debate among farmers. But they need accurate information to talk meaningfully. So it is unhelpful to see incorrect information published by the Australian-owned and controlled publisher Fairfax. For the record, NZ imported 2.01 million tonnes of PKE in 2013, not 2.01 billion as reported by the Aussies. Bit of a difference, cobbers.

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