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ETS 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.

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ets sheep and beef farmers

ETSSheep and Beef Farmers

Peter Chamberlain

Norwood, Canterbury

a farmer s viewpoint
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
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 it1
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
“Left Field”
  • Wool is a carbon sink.
  • Ken Ring CH4.
  • Indians North America.
  • Earthquakes /Floods.
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