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. From December 2022, all New Zealand farmers and growers will need to have this information. Find out more about knowing your number.

Actions for dairy farmers