Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:55

Knowing how to give calves the needle

Most farmers are well prepared for the new disbudding and dehorning regulations which will take effect on October 1.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:55

Yet another committee

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is setting up a ‘taskforce’ on the animal welfare issues of winter grazing.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 09:55

Bite back now!

Meat eaters shouldn’t relinquish all advocacies on animal welfare to lobby groups, says Freedom Farms general manager Hilary Pearson.

Published in General News

DairyNZ Director Ben Allomes says farmers need to change with the times and adopt practices that are good for their animals and the environment.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 14:13

Govt to set up winter grazing taskforce 

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is establishing a taskforce to respond to the animal welfare issues associated with the practice of winter grazing.

Published in General News
Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:55

Make your views known – MPI

With exports of animal or animal products valued at $28.6 billion (year to June 2018), MPI says New Zealand needs high animal welfare standards to protect our reputation worldwide.

Published in General News

A Northland farmer (62) has been fined $5000 and banned from owning more than 70 cows for two years after being found guilty of animal welfare offences.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 07:55

Bobby calves now better treated

Bobby calves are showing up at processors in much better condition than before 2016 when the new handling rules took effect.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:55

Spy in the sky promises no stock upset

Farmers are being assured that any spying on grazing practices on farm this winter won’t upset stock.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 13:55

Report dodgy fliers

Dairy farmers are being urged to tell authorities about “concerning activity” by helicopters and drones.

Published in General News
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