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

With the culling season underway, MPI is reminding farmers that each animal is their responsibility until it is accepted by a processor or saleyard.

Published in Farm Health

The Government is hailing the efforts of the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) in reducing the death of bobby calves on farm.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:55

Moving from bobby to beef calves

Dairy farmers are moving away from breeding bobby calves in favour of producing the quality dairy/beef calves needed by beef farmers.

Published in General News

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says it’s happy with the way farmers are preparing for the new bobby calf regulations to be enforced from August 1.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:55

Calf loading facilities worth every cent

Building their own calf loading facilities has resulted in better biosecurity and smoother loading for Otorohanga farmer Greig Furniss and his herd manager Tom Orlowski.

Published in General News
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
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 09:57

Prison in bobby calf case

A slaughterman who received home detention over the abuse of bobby calves has had his sentence replaced with a two year prison term following an appeal by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 08:55

Get those ramps built

The sooner farmers install walk-on loading ramps for bobby calves the better, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard.

Published in General News

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
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