9. Will less intensive farming be enough? Don’t some catchments have too many cows?

9. Will less intensive farming be enough? Don’t some catchments have too many cows?

Answer

Yes they do. So it is a catchment-by-catchment issue – or even sub-catchment specific. Less intensive live-stocking by itself is not necessarily the only way to mitigate environmental damage. For example feedpads are a measure that can be used to more efficiently collect effluent and hence reduce the amount of destocking required.