Tuesday, 28 May 2024 12:25

Live exports back?

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Milking It understands a major announcement on livestock exports will be made at the National Fieldays next month.

The coalition Government has made no secret of its desire to resume the $300m livestock trade but with stringent animal welfare regulations in place.

Assistant Agriculture Minister Andrew Hoggard is expected to signal a green light from the Government.

Livestock Export NZ believes that livestock exports can be reinstated while ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare. Research shows that this commitment to animal welfare aligns with the view of many New Zealanders. According to independent research conducted by VolconIQ, 59% of those surveyed believed that rather than banning live exports, New Zealand should raise the standards required of the industry.

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