Dairy products like cheese and yoghurt are experiencing significant market share growth internationally, and the origin, premium qualities, and reputation of our milk provides a foundation for success. It’s a point of difference that, perhaps, has been taken for granted in in the past, and one that we are now amplifying in the global marketplace.
Of course, that dovetails into on-farm sustainability and reducing emissions. Many, want to see quicker actions delivered by the agriculture sector. Count us and farmers among them. New Zealand farmers have among the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per litre of milk collected in the world. We can produce a litre of milk for about half the emissions of the world average.
Of course, we’re not stopping there. Racing the clock is the challenge scientists are grappling with. In February, an independent review of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC), found New Zealand is a world leader in all fields of agricultural greenhouse gas research and endorsed the programme’s performance to date. Our focus will be on putting this research into practise.