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Beef + Lamb NZ welcomes Good Farming Practice Action Plan

Published: Tue 5 Jun 2018 03:56 PM
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5 June 2018
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes launch of Good Farming Practice Action Plan
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed today’s launch of the Good Farming Practice Action Plan as providing a whole of sector approach that builds on the good work already being done by individual industries.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand CEO Sam McIvor says that the launch of the Good Farming Practice Action plan is an exciting opportunity for New Zealand’s agricultural sector.
“This is the first time that farming and horticulture leaders, regional councils, and central government have come together and agreed to a set of good practice principles, and actions to implement those across the country”, Mr McIvor said.
The 21 principles cover nutrient levels, waterways, land and soil health, effluent management, and water and irrigation systems, and these principles build on the work already being done in the sector.
“As an industry, we see the aims of the Good Farming Practice Action Plan as completely achievable. At Beef + Lamb New Zealand, we launched our Environmental Strategy and Implementation Plan last month. It’s aligned with the Good Farming Practice Action Plan and will support its achievement.
“Clean water is one of the four priorities in our strategy. Our strategy sets out a number of ways in which we will improve water quality, including all sheep and beef farmers to have a tailored farm environment plan by the end of 2021.
“The Good Farming Practice Action Plan gives us a whole of sector approach to lifting our environmental game even more and taking a consistent approach”, Mr McIvor said.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
The Good Farming Practice Action Plan for Water Quality can be found here.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Environmental Strategy and Implementation Plan aims for every sheep and beef farm to have a tailored and active environmental plan by the end of 2021, and is available at https://beeflambnz.com/environment-strategy

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