The dairy sector contributes 46% of New Zealand’s agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, with an average dairy farm emitting 9.6 tonnes of GHG/ha/year.

Modelling suggests that farmers might be able to reduce emissions by 2-10% but different things will work on different farms.

Know your number first

Knowing what your greenhouse gas emissions are is the first critical step towards planning for reductions. A recent survey found that only 2% of New Zealand farmers know what their emissions are. Find out more about knowing your number.

Actions for dairy farmers