A selection of cartoons by Chris Slane on issues related to farming - previously published in NZFarmers Weekly magazine.
Emissions Agreement With Farming
Cartoon,carbon,environment,nzpol,politics,climate,change,global,warming,agriculture,..'Emssions Agreement' New Zealand Government Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern waters a tiny plant a farmer has helped to plant - a discarded sign 'ETS' - Emmissions Trading Scheme.
Black Hole Solution
"We could do with one of these on the farm to suck up all greenhouse gases and nitrogeon runoff notes one dairy farmer to another female farmer as he reads a newspaper headlining a photo of a black hole - while in the background a sewage treatment pond overflowing it's banks in the rain while cows in the distance graze in sodden grass fields...blackhole,cartoon,farmersweekly,greenhousegases,environment ,globalwarming ,carbon.
how about something on the mad weather - tornadoes in Canterbury today, big rain here, maybe a farmer looking across his field while holding a paper that says ZCB passes, and he says, hopefully we'll get 24-47% less extreme weather too...Farmers will know the % figure, it's the range of methane emissions in the ZCB target.
Uber Eats For Pests
Cartoon.Sign at a wire fence says -'Proposed Significant Natural Area 2028' - "Until then I propose it's time for Uber Eats" says a hungry stoat to a rat and an oppossum...cartoon,ecology,pests,native,plants,species,conservation,nature,introduced,cartoon,ecology,pests,native,plants,species,conservation,nature,introduced, environment,
Bales With Love
Cartoon show truck carrying hay bales of feed with messages of goodwill sprayed on the exterior of the wrap.
Cartoon shows angry farmer jumping mad stamping the grass into mud - "Tut Tut Bad Pugging" points out an official from the regional council holding a clipboard labelled 'fresh water regulations'...Some farmers are hopping mad about the new regulations, while Fed Farmers and others are actually on board. The Nats were actually involved in setting them up, apparently.
Shane Jones Builder
Cartoon shows Shane Jones of NZFirst party saying "Just doing my bit for kiwi build mate" while wood spells out the words 'NZFirst Election chances'.
Cartoon shows Shane Jones holding money standing in empty country town asking "anybody here need more trees? Hello anyone?
News - closed sales yards leave excess stock levels on farms - farmer says to another - "Well the social distancing at home is going fine"
Koru Lounge For Calves
Cartoon shows former air steward asking calves "Refreshments anyone?" "Her last job was in the Koru Lounge"
Water Tanks Not Dams
Cartoon shows hill side full of tanks - 'Hawke's Bay' - They wanted us to think small-scale storage so we went for it"
One Small Step
Cartoon show sheep astronaut landing on the moon saying "One small step for a lamb one giant leap for lambkind"
Cartoon shows two sheep wearing face masks saying "You can never be too careful with all these people skipping Auckland"
Carbon Credit Milk Vs Sheep
Cartoon shows farmer in supermarket picking up a a package below a sign 'Hands off our hills Lamb & beef' while a woman chooses from the side marked 'Good conscience milk'
"It can't talk or use a computer so we should be safe" confides a member of the National Party Clutha Southland candidate selection committee.
Uses for wool
Cartoon shows various uses for wool - anti-bacterial face masks - hearing protectors - fashion - livestock warmer.
Kowbucha at Fonterra
Cartoon shows CEO of Fonterra Hurrell saying to a researcher : "If you turn milk into kombucha I'll sell it back to farmers as a cure for cow farts."
102 Uses For Wool
102 Uses For Wool - anti-bacterial - hearing protector - fashion item - livestock warmer
"I wave our pathetic quotas at your aunties" say EU trade spokesman on a castle wall while NZ negotiators say "They're in a mood again."
We'll Weather Together
Cartoon shows a rural scene with farmer motoring on a farm bike with a dog on the back past a retired couple gardening outside their home on the edge of a small town - both groups inside their own bubbles arms raised in a friendly wave - caption - We'll Weather Together - rain is falling.
Farmer In Lockdown
"So this is the lockdown - I guess we better get used to it mate" says a farmer to his dog as they stand on a hill overlooking a wide beautiful valley vista.
Cartoon shows a farmer trying to water his crops as officials and god turn off his water supply.
Emissions Agreement With Farming
'Emssions Agreement' New Zealand Government Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern waters a tiny plant a farmer has helped to plant - a discarded sign 'ETS' - Emmissions Trading Scheme.
Shit Creek Tour
"This is where we throw away our paddles" says a TourismNZ rafting tour guide to his passengers as they paddle down a dirty creek surrounded by cattle unrestrained by fences.
A farmer is tending a worm farm, with a portable chicken coop - two sheep are close by - one says "he's taking regenerative farming seriously" - the other says "Let him have his toys"
Corona Virus Stockyard
'News: Corona Virus Affecting Stock Yards' - a stock agent calls "Going - going - and he's gone" as the single farmer turns his back and walks away due to lack of feed for sheep and drop in livestock exports to China.