We’re Wearing Their Wool Here

The New Zealand Merino Company is having to source wool from Australia to fill contracts because tenure review has reduced the number of sheep able to be run in the high country.

It is ironic that tenure review forces farmers to farm more intensively, sometimes with irrigation, and then they are criticised because of the change this has on the landscape.

If the Government wasn’t forcing farmers to relinquish so much of the tussock land requried for summer grazing there would be less need for intensification.


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