Read the Canterbury Region Dairy Report for the 2011/12 season (2.2 MB)
Environment Canterbury has released the Canterbury Region Dairy Report for the 2011/2012 season which provides commentary and regional details that expand on the preliminary compliance figures released in June.
Seventy per cent of Canterbury dairy farms were fully compliant with their effluent discharge consent or permitted activity conditions in 2011/2012, an improvement from 65 per cent compliance in the previous season. In total 974 dairy farms (out of 977) received a consent compliance visit by an Environment Canterbury Resource Management Officer. There has been a 7% increase in the number of dairy farms from last season.
The rate of significant non-compliance among dairy farmers fell to 8.6% 26 per cent, from 9.8 per cent last year. The main cause of significant non-compliance is discharge of effluent causing ponding.
A guide to managing farm dairy effluent: 2006-2007 (1136 kB)
Previous Dairy Reports are below: