Kiwi tax on livestock burps 'misguided' and 'superficial'

Shan Goodwin
By Shan Goodwin
Updated June 13 2022 - 3:21am, first published 12:30am
EAT UP: Methane emitted by ruminants like cattle and sheep is recycled into carbon in plants and soil, in a process known as the biogenic carbon cycle. PHOTO: Sally Gall

New Zealand's proposals to tax methane emissions from sheep and cattle in the name of reducing greenhouse gases has been described by those in the cattle business in Australia as superficial, based on misguided methodology and damaging.

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Shan Goodwin

Shan Goodwin

National Agriculture Writer - Beef

Shan Goodwin steers ACM’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for 30 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. She treats all breeds equally.

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