Dairy farmers in New Zealand need to plan ahead for El NinoStaff writer ▼ | December 22, 2015
DairyNZ is telling dairy farmers "to plan for the worst and hope for the best" with the El Nino weather pattern.
Climate The 1997-1998 El Nino cost more than $1 billion
Muwunganirwa said some dairy farmers were thinking if feed got tight they would switch to once-a-day milking. He said others were buying palm kernel to get through the summer.
"If it doesn't get dry with El Nino, then farmers will have feed on hand. But we don't know what the El Nino impact will be and some plan for the dry months ahead is better than no plan." ■