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960: The milk environmental road map

This paper is summarised from ‘The Milk Roadmap: One year down the Road’

Year of Publication2010

For 2010 dairy producers targeted 50% of their farmland being entered into an Environmental Stewardship Scheme. There are already 45% of producers in schemes. 47% of dairy farmers have an annual Nutrient Management Plan (target 65%) Producers are also making good progress against 2015 targets on carbon footprinting and reducing emissions. Milk processors are on recycled plastic in milk bottles, environmental benchmarking and meeting government targets on carbon reductions and energy efficiency and retailers are involved in saving energy, fuel and water and packaging.

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