Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 12:00

Pig-headed butcher ruling causing issues

The country’s pork producers say relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown rules might still not be enough to prevent an animal welfare crisis on the country’s pig farms.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 10:22

COVID-19: More meat processing delays

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) have released their latest assessment of processing capacity across the country.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:35

Messaging confusing – butchers

All of the country’s small butchers can operate contactless home delivery services under the current COVID-19 lockdown rules.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2020 13:06

COVID-19: Shout out to meat workers

While farmers and growers up and down the country are busy working during the COVID-19 lockdown, they are not the only essential service in the primary sector doing their bit for NZ.

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Friday, 10 April 2020 13:11

COVID-19: Meat processing delays forecast 

COVID-19 will continue to impact heavily on the ability of farmers to get stock killed during April and May.

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Friday, 10 April 2020 11:55

Shearing not cut out

Shearing has been deemed an essential service, but people must come first, says Mike Barrowcliffe, NZ Shearing Contractors Association president.

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Friday, 10 April 2020 09:55

Ag contractors still in business

Rural Contractors NZ has confirmed that agricultural contracting is regarded as an essential service through the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Friday, 10 April 2020 08:55

Hort sector adapts to new normal

The Government moving from level 2 to 3, and then to 4 in quick succession sent shockwaves through horticulture's labour pool.

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Rural midwives are moving to virtual or phone consultations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thursday, 09 April 2020 15:38

COVID-19: Trade Me to sell livestock

Trade Me says livestock sales are now permitted on its online platform, while New Zealand is at COVID-19 alert level 4.

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