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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.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) have released their latest assessment of processing capacity across the country.
All of the country’s small butchers can operate contactless home delivery services under the current COVID-19 lockdown rules.
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.
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.