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Sheep and Beef Farmers
    Peter Chamberlain
   Norwood, Canterbury
         A Farmer’s Viewpoint
• Low engagement at farmer level – exception is
  forestry.
• Land use change is happening anyway – both
  intensive and extensive.
• Any tax adds cost, ultimately to the consumer.
• NZ’s competition should be treated the same.
• No simple means of stopping ruminants from
  emitting GHG other than starvation or slaughter
    What are we doing about it?
• R&D through PGgRC (Beef and Lamb levies).
  Productivity increases.
• More product, fewer sheep.
• Further processing, less waste, co-products.
• Other farm efficiencies.
• Marketing partnerships and efficiency
  measurements, e.g. “Hoofprint.”
    What are we doing about it?
• New technology:
  – Scanning, slow release capsules, fewer
    chemicals (internal and external), cold
    tolerance.
• Genetics, both animal and plant.
• Other research, e.g. Cavalier wool recycling.
• On-farm trials.
                  “Left Field”
• Wool is a carbon sink.

• Ken Ring CH4.

• Indians North America.

• Earthquakes /Floods.

				
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