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Action for healthy waterways - Information for sheep, beef and deer farmers

Publication date:  July 2020
Publication reference number:  INFO 936

This information sheet for sheep, beef and deer farmers provides a summary of what they need to do, and over what timeframe, to meet the requirements of the Action for healthy waterways policy package. It was updated in July to clarify that farmers must have obtained a resource consent (not just apply for one) by the confirmed dates, particularly for winter grazing of forage crops, for feedlots and stock-holding areas, and before intensifying land use, and clarifying that the stock-holding area and feedlot requirements only apply to cattle not all livestock. It also quantifies the water volume a farmer can take before needing to report water usage electronically.