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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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