Displaying items by tag: animal welfare

Thursday, 08 October 2015 15:44

Farmer jailed for animal cruelty

Former farm manager Michael James Whitelock was been jailed for 4 and a half years and disqualified from owning animals for 10 years after pleading guilty to animal cruelty.

Published in General News
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Saturday, 12 September 2015 10:00

Few animal welfare issues in dry North Canterbury

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has complimented farmers on their animal welfare management during the lengthy North Canterbury drought.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 06 August 2015 12:08

Top award for prof

Massey University professor Velmurugu (Ravi) Ravindran has been awarded the New Zealand Society of Animal Production’s McMeekan Memorial Award, the country’s highest honour for a production animal scientist.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:57

Vets comfy with sheep shipments

New Zealand has an excellent reputation for animal welfare, which is further strengthened by the passage of the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, according to the NZ Veterinary Association (NZVA).

Published in Farm Health

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced a ‘zero tolerance policy’ on animal welfare and will refuse milk from farms showing evidence of animal cruelty.

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00

Vets must lead on farm animal welfare

New Zealand's veterinary profession has a leadership role to play in farm animal welfare, says an animal welfare advisor at the Ministry of Primary Industries.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:05

Budget boost for animal welfare, biosecurity

National's 2015 Budget has allocated extra funding to strengthen animal welfare systems and biosecurity.

A $10 million package over four years will bolster New Zealand's animal welfare systems, according to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Published in General News
Monday, 18 May 2015 15:58

Welfare law boosts industry credentials

The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament last week, further strengthens New Zealand’s excellent reputation for animal welfare, say vets.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 16 May 2015 11:03

Cows die as farmer works elsewhere

A Northland farmer was fined $4000 and faces $3000 in costs after being found guilty of ill treating cows.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 May 2015 00:00

Close eye on animal truckers

Trucking firm are coming under particular scrutiny about transporting cows that aren’t fit to travel, says Chris Leach, DairyNZ senior developer - animal husbandry and welfare.

Published in General News

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