Crackdown on dairy outputs always on the cards – Timaru Herald

The intensification of dairy farming in New Zealand has seen cows appearing in areas considered unsuitable for dairying ...

In Canterbury, Statistics NZ figures showed a six-fold increase, from 200,000 to more than 1.2 million, from 1994 to 2016, hardly surprising given the sheer volume of dairy conversions over a number of years, some in locations, like the Mackenzie Basin, seen by the environmental lobby as completely unsuitable for dairying.

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