Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:25

Fences to Chicago and back but still a long way to go

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Fences to Chicago and back but still a long way to go Photo: Lynn Grieveson

DairyNZ is hailing the fact that 97 percent of dairy cattle are now fenced off from waterways, but its latest Water Accord report reveals a significant worsening of reported nutrient leaching in the areas with the biggest new conversions, reports Lynn Grieveson on NewsroomPro

DairyNZ described the fencing on waterways as going from Cape Reinga to Bluff 12 times, and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy had it going to Chicago and back - but they both agreed the 26,197 kilometres of fencing stopping cattle from getting into streams, rivers and lakes was something to celebrate.

And while farmers are congratulating themselves on the fencing achievement, critics say it is still not enough.    Continue to read the  full article here on Newsroom

| A Newsroom release  || May 16, 2017   |||