Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:50

Workshops ahead of new welfare laws

A series of workshops will begin this month to help dairy farmers understand new animal welfare regulations.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 27 March 2015 00:00

Care about animal welfare

Farmers need to take seriously the transportation of stock and be fully acquainted with the various animal welfare rules on this.

Published in General News

Federated Farmers is emphatic that farmers and trucking operators follow the animal welfare rules when taking stock to processing works, especially as drought conditions reduce animal feed in some parts of the country.

Published in General News
Monday, 09 March 2015 00:00

Keeping animal lobbyists at bay

Australian dairy farmers are working with animal rights activists on the industry’s animal welfare credentials. Dairy Australia chief executive Ian Halliday says farmers are “not out of the woods, they’re in the spotlight”.

Published in General News
Monday, 23 February 2015 00:00

Happy sheep most important

An overwhelming response to a sheep welfare survey of farmers, scientists and consumers shows animal wellbeing is of utmost importance to the Australian sheep industry, says Australia’s Sheep CRC.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:00

Vets back animal welfare reforms

The vets’ national body says it is looking forward to greater transparency and enforceability of animal welfare standards when the Animal Welfare Act Amendment Bill is passed in mid-2015.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 06:00

Glueboard traps banned from 2015

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking members of the public to be on the lookout for any glueboard rodent traps being used or sold next year.

Published in General News
Friday, 14 March 2014 12:02

Welfare code up for submissions

THE NATIONAL Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) is seeking public consultation on proposed changes to the Animal Welfare (Dairy Cattle) Code of Welfare 2010.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 February 2014 16:13

Editorial - Call to lead in animal welfare

KILLING bobby calves with hammer blows to their heads should send shivers down the spine of every Kiwi dairy farmer. 

Published in Opinion
Friday, 18 October 2013 14:13

Changes to dairy welfare code

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) says it is addressing concerns about the long-term housing of dairy cattle.

Published in General News

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