The final list of candidates for Fonterra’s board election is out. Surprisingly only one candidate came through the farmer nominated…
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.
The eight organisations that formed a Bobby Calf Action Group at the end of 2015 are well advanced on a range of initiatives ensuring best practice handling and management of bobby calves.
The Ministry of Primary Industries has begun an advertising campaign encouraging people to let it know if they come across the mis-treatment of livestock.
FEDERATED FARMERS wants the Primary Production Select Committee to consider tweaking the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill so privacy laws don’t prevent getting help to suffering animals and farmers.
An Ashburton dairy herd manager has been convicted in the Ashburton District Court on serious animal welfare offences after the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) brought charges against him under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Three Gisborne residents have been sentenced in Gisborne District Court for wilfully ill-treating and neglecting horses and cattle in their care.
The export meat industry will need to train all staff in animal welfare issues to meet new regulations coming into effect next year.
WINTER IS traditionally a good time for planting trees as soil temperatures are low and the roots can more easily acclimatise to any new environment they’re planted in. So it’s timely to talk about how using trees to create shelterbelts on farms can provide a range of environmental, economic and animal welfare benefits.