Re: journalist Baz Macdonald got sucked down the dairy rabbit hole trying to find the answer.
If I take a shit in a field, it's not a huge deal. But what if 20,000 people take a shit in a field?
These calves are killed within days or weeks of being born.
I knew that if I really wanted to understand the dairy industry, I would need to get my hands dirty.
Milk and Money is a six-part documentary series by Re: investigating New Zealand’s dairy industry.
NZ doubled our dairy cows in 30 years, but it took 600% more fertiliser | Milk and Money | Episode 3
“We don’t exactly know how many cows we could sustain, but it’s a hell of a lot less than we have."
In Episode 2: Water, we explore the state of freshwater in New Zealand.
“The right thing to do is for all us dairy farmers to try to pull our weight."
“In a teaspoon of soil, there are as many microbes than there are mammals on the planet."
Milk and Money, our series investigating the dairy industry is here.
Half of calves in New Zealand are killed within days or weeks of being born.