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Animal welfare remains the biggest concern as the Rural Support Trust activates Covid contingency plans for the farming sector.
The dairy industry is facing the prospect of losing some highly skilled staff because they are not fully vaccinated.
OPINION: The Hound would have thought with the country under the red light setting due to the threat of Omicron ravaging the nation, industry leaders and the Government would hold off mass gatherings that risk crippling NZ's primary sector.
Scrapping MIQ requirements from next month means vet clinics can plan ahead with certainty, says recruiter Julie South, VetStaff.
The Government's so called 'consolidation of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) from meat companies has the potential to force the closure of some meat processing plants if staff contract the Omicron version of Covid.
A Waikato and South Auckland agricultural industry group says vaccination and planning are the best defences against Covid-19 causing disruptions on farm.
The overwhelming response coming out the New Zealand Dairy Event (NZDE) was exhibitor relief that the show went ahead.
The New Zealand Dairy Workers Union is talking to dairy processors on how workers would isolate if they contract Covid.