Has our dairy industry gone too far?

Has dairy gone too far in the beautiful Mackenzie Country?

The Mackenzie Basin is a stunning piece of landscape in the South Island — a desert spotted with electric blue lakes surrounded by mountains.

It is the last place you would think you would want to put cows.

But strange green circles have begun to appear on the ground there — evidence of something that is being seen as an alien invasion.

Artificial pastures smack bang in the middle of dry tussock.

That’s right, dairy in the desert in the heart of one of New Zealand’s most undeveloped spots.

It seems farmers are going where no farmer has gone before, but is it too far?

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