Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:20

Cows’ misery portrayed

PETA is at it again. It has rolled out Carly the cow to US schoolchildren, telling them of the complex emotional lives of cows and their suffering at the hands of dairy farmers and the wider industry.

Published in Milking It
Monday, 01 October 2018 10:02

Animal welfare system upgrade

Regulations to strengthen the animal welfare system come into effect from today.

Published in General News
Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:55

Farmers to wield the needle from October 2019

Farmers will be able to administer a local anaesthetic for disbudding or dehorning, if they are trained, when new regulations come into force on October 1, 2019, says NZ Veterinary Association chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 13 September 2018 08:55

New welfare rules: best to check

With new animal welfare regulations coming into effect on October 1, even if you already think you are doing the right thing it’s best to check.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 03 September 2018 10:46

Counting down to new welfare regulations

Forty five new animal welfare regulations will come into effect on 1 October 2018.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 09:26

Hui on animal welfare

An all-day hui, to discuss the priorities of the country’s animal welfare groups, has been called for next month by the Associate Minister of Agriculture the Meka Whaitiri. 

Published in General News

New Zealand is internationally recognised for its well-founded and stringent animal welfare regulations. Yet, as reporter Peter Burke notes, cases of mistreatment of animals keep coming before the courts.

Published in Farm Health

Pain relief for disbudding cattle will be mandatory under new animal welfare regulations.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:55

Bobby calf welfare improvement

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming a new report showing a major improvement in bobby calf welfare last year.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:36

Ramming cow with quad bike earns ban

A former contract milker has been banned from working in the dairy industry for 12 months for ramming a dairy cow with a quad bike, causing it severe pain and distress.

Published in General News

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