Displaying items by tag: animal welfare

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
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 07:25

All in together for bobby calves — Editorial

It is great to see all those involved with bobby calves working cooperatively and positively to forestall a repeat of the terrible incident that aired on television showing mistreatment of these helpless animals.

Published in Opinion

In a matter of days – on August 1 – new regulations on bobby calves come into force.

Published in General News

With new regulations on bobby calves in force from August 1, MPI is encouraging people to report breaches.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:30

Bobby calves deserve better

New regulations to strengthen the law on the management and treatment of bobby calves were announced last month by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 08 July 2016 06:55

Bobby calf welfare: everyone has a role

As the dairy industry's spring calving kicks off, the Bobby Calf Action Group (BCAG) is reminding everyone who handles calves of the important role they have to play.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:55

Calm animals much easier to handle

Good stockmanship matters and needs much more credit, says Dr Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University.

Published in Management
Thursday, 23 June 2016 13:55

Bobby calf rules fast-tracked

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says he had always intended to "fast-track" some of the new animal welfare regulations on the treatment of bobby calves.

Published in Farm Health

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Biased?

Your old mate was disappointed, but not surprised to see a ‘study’ out of Otago University – quoted all over…

A dilemma

Your canine crusader reckons the fiercely anti GE, but pro sustainability Green Party has a dilemma on its hands, following…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter