LIVE­STOCK & SHADE: IS THIS TRUE?

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Have Your Say -

RE YOUR ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing an­i­mals need­ing shade (Fe­bru­ary, 2016), un­til re­cently I used to live sur­rounded by farms, mostly dairy farms and a beef farm (in North­land).

The beef farmer was very in­dig­nant when he told me that it is Fon­terra who forces the farm­ers to cut the trees on their farms. He said he knew this from his son who was work­ing on a dairy farm nearby.

It would be in­ter­est­ing to find out if this is true, wouldn’t it? It’s a pity I no longer live near that neigh­bour, oth­er­wise I could have asked him more about it. He was gen­uinely up­set about it when he told me – this was maybe about two years ago.

I would cer­tainly be in­ter­ested to hear Fon­terra’s re­ac­tion as I have been re­peat­ing the in­for­ma­tion that I re­ceived from my neigh­bour and may be wrongly ac­cus­ing Fon­terra.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.