Variability in greenhouse gas footprint of individual dairy farms in selected regions of NZ

Completed June 2011
AgResearch, Fonterra, MAF

A previous project in 2009 for Fonterra defined the carbon footprint for milk produced on average farms in regions of NZ and a weighted NZ average. It highlighted the dominance of on-farm stage for total GHG emissions. This project is examining variation in large numbers of individual farms with the aim of understanding drivers of variability and potential for reduction.