As one of the most carbon efficient producers of dairy in the world, we have a good base to build from, but we know we need to do more. Our Co-op has a long and proud heritage of dairy innovation, and our Fonterra Research and Development Centre (FRDC) is exploring new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, identifying breakthrough technologies to promote solutions globally.
We are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to solving the methane challenge and are working with partners and stakeholders on a wide range of potential solutions. We know there is unlikely to be a silver bullet to solving the methane problem.
A new phase begins in Fonterra seaweed trial aiming to reduce on-farm emissions. In 2020, we entered a partnership with Sea Forest to see if using Asparagopsis seaweed as a supplement feed for dairy cows could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This trial now enters its next phase including a new agreement allowing Fonterra farmers first access to this potential new seaweed solution.
New plantain research a turning point for dairy. A new $22 million research initiative is underway to help dairy farmers improve freshwater quality – through using plantain pastures.
A profitable dairy farm doesn't have to come at the cost of the environment, say South Taranaki dairy farmers Jane and Damian Roper.
May 03, 2021
Trish Rankin, the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year, attended last month’s Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Seminar in Boston.
February 10, 2020
Because what gets measured, gets managed
July 31, 2019
Volunteers from Fonterra and other environmental initiatives descended on the Ashburton Hakatere River Trail to help plant around 500 trees along the riverbank.
November 22, 2017
Over the past few years Fonterra dairy farmer Stu Muir has been restoring the once stagnant stream on the boundary of his Waikato farm to create 20 whitebait spawning ponds with grasses, flaxes, kahikatia, kowhai, mahoe and other wetland trees.
October 25, 2017
Finding the balance between making a profit and farming sustainably has always been at the forefront of Fonterra farmer Paul Warneford’s mind.
October 20, 2017
Lisa and Paul Charmley won the LIC Dairy Farm Award and the Massey University Award for Innovation in 2017. Paul is a fourth generation farmer, and the couple has transitioned from more traditional methods to a high-tech business. Learn about how they maintain an efficient, tech-savvy farm on our website.
March 28, 2017