Bay of Plenty Regional Council has released the revised draft Stocking Rate Table that is part of the Draft Nitrogen Rules package. This table shows how much stock can be on small blocks (<10 ha) before a landowner will need to apply for a resource consent (by 2022).
The permitted stocking rates have increased for most stock classes, relative to the 2014 table. This generally means more stock can be carried as a permitted activity. The main exceptions are due to transcribing errors in the 2014 table (related to fawns).
Stocking rate classes are set to reflect similar levels of nitrogen loss.
The revision to the Stocking Rate Table data reflects the changes in the latest Overseer version and a slightly more permissive nitrogen limit.
The Stocking Rate Table is still provisional and may change as part of the rules development process.
Click here to see the full table