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A Million Cows To Be Slaughtered For What Gain?

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 9:20 am | FARM

“The Climate Commission’s recommendations that stock number need to be slashed means a million cows will be slaughtered”, said Owen Jennings, Manager of F.A.R.M. – Facts About Ruminant Methane. “No amount of fancy words and promises hides ... More >>

NZ Climate Change Recommendations Deceptively Based On Extreme Discredited RCP 8.5 Theory

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 12:41 pm | FARM

Various speakers at the New Zealand Agricultural Climate Change Conference just completed in Wellington continued to base their predictions on the RCP8.5 scenario that is rubbished by most climate change scientists and rejected by farming groups including ... More >>

UN Report On Methane Is Not Relevant To New Zealand’s Situation

Friday, 7 May 2021, 1:19 pm | FARM

“A UN report calling for big cuts to methane emissions does not mean that the Government’s policy of taxing New Zealand farmers for their livestock methane emissions is warranted.” Robin Grieve of FARM said today. The report highlights concerns ... More >>

Farmers Shocked To Learn They Are Expected To Subsidize City Drivers

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 3:33 pm | FARM

“An analysis of the Climate Commission’s recommendations show that farming is expected to reach excessive emissions reduction targets that are not based on science at all, while users of fossil fuels get off lightly”, said Robin Grieve. The Commission ... More >>

FARM Dismayed And Frustrated By Climate Commission’s Report

Friday, 12 March 2021, 10:27 am | FARM

The Climate Commission’s draft report is a missed opportunity to address the unresolved issue of the extent ruminant methane contributes to global warming and what policy options for livestock emissions are optimal. FARM recommends the Commission take ... More >>

Fewer Cows Recommendation Absolute Nonsense

Monday, 1 February 2021, 10:44 am | FARM

‘The Climate Commission’s recommendation to reduce livestock numbers by 15% by 2030 is not sensible, practical or justified,’ Robin Grieve, chairman of FARM (Facts About Ruminant Methane) said today. Reducing livestock numbers will invariably ... More >>

Leading Scientist Does Major Backflip On Methane

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 4:46 pm | FARM

“It is almost unbelievable that one of the leading Methane scientists in the world, Dr Myles Allen, Professor at Oxford University who was a prominent designer of the GWP (Global Warming Potential), system has done a major back flip demanding the EU ... More >>

Green Party’s Agriculture Policy Denies Basic Science

Sunday, 13 September 2020, 6:21 pm | FARM

The Green Party’s agriculture policy is based on a mistaken understanding about the environmental impact of livestock farming FARM spokesman Robin Grieve said today James Shaw attempted to justify his Party’s policy to price livestock emissions ... More >>

Ruminant Methane under the spotlight

Monday, 17 August 2020, 11:55 am | FARM

For over 20 years New Zealand’s farmers have been unfairly harangued and vilified for their animal’s ruminant methane emissions and a new farming group says it wants to set the record straight. More >>