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Genetics will help meet climate change targets without sacrificing milk production

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CRV managing director James Smallwood says genetics will play a key role in helping dairy farmers meet climate change targets at a herd level, while maintaining the highest quality milk production.

His comments come following the release of the Climate Change Commission’s final report this week, which sets out a plan for New Zealand to reduce its emissions and become carbon neutral by 2050.

“Genetics has been identified as a means of building a long-term solution to climate change,” says Smallwood. “As an industry, if cow numbers are reduced farmers will need to improve ef…

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