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- Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2021
Results of fencing waterways
For most commercial dairy and beef farmers, fencing waterways improved the farm’s environmental performance. Fencing also led to better management outcomes.
Fencing waterways didn’t affect how most farmers viewed their resilience to changing climate. It also didn’t affect the overall profitability of most farms.
Download information sheet
- pdf Information Sheet: Restricting Stock from Waterways pdf File, 1.1 MB
The Survey of Rural Decision Makers (SRDM) is a biennial survey of New Zealand’s primary sector conducted by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research since 2013. It covers commercial farmers, foresters and growers as well as lifestyle block owners from Cape Reinga to Rakiura.
SRDM is designed to build a better picture of decision making at the farm level, tackling topics that cannot be easily addressed in official statistics or directly by organisations. It is a valuable resource for policy makers, regional councils, industry groups and businesses.