Dairy farming turning a corner in Environment Canterbury report
Federated Farmers has welcomed release of The compliance status of dairy shed effluent discharges to land in the Canterbury region for the 2007/08 season, by Environment Canterbury (ECan). The report proved that Canterbury’s dairy farmers were receptive to public scrutiny and improvements in farm practice.
“All ECan inspections are on a user pays basis. We know from ECan that the majority of farms previously categorised as being in ‘significant non-compliance’ were fully compliant when reinspected. The failure to recheck these 51 farms is a lost opportunity as it may over report the number of farms in this category.