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COVID-19 will continue to impact heavily on the ability of farmers to get stock killed during April and May.
Shearing has been deemed an essential service, but people must come first, says Mike Barrowcliffe, NZ Shearing Contractors Association president.
Rural Contractors NZ has confirmed that agricultural contracting is regarded as an essential service through the COVID-19 shutdown.
The Government moving from level 2 to 3, and then to 4 in quick succession sent shockwaves through horticulture's labour pool.
Trade Me says livestock sales are now permitted on its online platform, while New Zealand is at COVID-19 alert level 4.
Rural health academics support calls from other rural leaders for more localised reporting of COVID-19 test results.
The Government has been warned that it needs to back off some of its signalled regulations if it wants farming to help the NZ economy recover from the COVID-19 hit.