Welcome to Dairy at Work. This site helps us showcase a variety of stories and initiatives from the New Zealand dairy industry and our farmers. Here you can find out how we protect the environment, our contribution to the community and the part we play in our economy.About Us
Empowering farm staff to understand how their actions impact on the environment is as important to Mark Saunders as understanding it himself.
Mat Hocken has found adopting a more environmentally-sensitive effluent system on his family’s 1000 cow operation is also delivering positive economic benefits.
Farmers, the regional council and the Southland rural community owe much to Balfour farmer Aaron Wilson’s efforts to work more closely together to ensure dairying remains a sustainable, vibrant industry in the region.
Having a foot in the tourism and farming sectors means Sarah Coatsworth and husband Alistair are “walking the walk” when it comes to carefully managing their environment and operating a successful dairy unit.
A “little and often” has been the environmental motto for 50:50 sharemilkers Ruth and Michael Prankerd, farming at Drummond in Central Southland.
The Zillwood family enjoy swimming in the local river and wanted to protect water quality to ensure this could still happen in the future.
West Coast dairy farmers have spent at least $8 million on conservation efforts to improve the water quality of Lake Brunner.
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