Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:50

Cow rescuer rescued

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: A classic case of biting off more than you can chew.

A ‘sanctuary’ set up to save cows from slaughter has needed its own rescue after five malnourished animals had to be put down and dozens more re-homed.

Til the Cows Come Home in North Canterbury was established by 20-year old Jasmine Hubber three years ago to house to allow cows to live their lives out on her farm and free from the threat of slaughter.

Ironically, these animals ended up suffering through neglect and ignorance, leaving the animals in a skeletal state.

The cost of maintaining a 190-strong herd took its toll.

She has conceded she had “taken on far too much” after the Ministry for Primary Industries and another animal charity stepped in.

Just another well-meaning fool or an unwitting animal abuser? You be the judge.

Featured

 

New investment in spirulina production

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Sustainable Food & Fibres Futures Fund will invest in a project to assess the viability of larger scale production of spirulina in New Zealand.

National

Miraka picks up awards

Taupo-based Maori dairy company Miraka took the top honours at this year’s Biosecurity Awards.

Wyeth ready for new challenge

The chief executive-elect of Yili-owned Westland Milk Products Richard Wyeth says he’s looking forward to the challenge of running the…

Machinery & Products

Mixer makes feeding easy

Coolbreene Trust near Taupo is a large-scale dairy operation farming 1150ha, including run-off blocks, within a 10km radius of its…

More colour to light range

Originally available with amber lenses only, Narva’s ‘Geomax’ Heavy Duty LED Strobe Beacon light range has been upgraded with the…

State funding for recycling

Having declared in July that all farm plastics sold in New Zealand will have to be recycled or reused, the…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Avoiding listeria

OPINION: The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand, and which copped a nearly $500,000 fine for failing…

Greenpeace seeing red

OPINION: Still with Greenpeace, the organisation’s push for a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is gaining momentum since the…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter