Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:43

Cow basher takes hit from MPI

MPI has filed charges against an individual after receiving a video in June this year of a Northland sharemilker hitting cows with a pipe and other objects.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 July 2018 14:36

Awful offal pit sorted

Northland Regional Council (NRC) has inspected an illegal offal pit at a farm in Northland that is also the subject of a separate complaint about animal abuse.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 13:38

‘Dairy industry fears the truth’

Many dairy farm workers and people in rural communities are too scared to go to MPI or speak out about animal cruelty for fear of being blacklisted in the industry or ostracised by their rural community.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 11:10

The awful offal pit

The cow carcases photographed by Farmwatch appear to have been tipped over a bank into a gully -- not an offal pit, said spokesman John Darroch.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:55

Mishmash calf video sly attempt to mislead

Helping some reporters – and the general public -– understand what was going on with the recently released bobby calf video made by Farmwatch was at times frustrating.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 08:55

Get those ramps built

The sooner farmers install walk-on loading ramps for bobby calves the better, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:55

Smile, you’re on candid camera! — Feds

That’s the message from Federated Farmers dairy section vice-chair Chris Lewis in the light of the latest video showing a new-born calf dragged along a paddock and calves being loaded into a truck.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:58

MPI investigates Farmwatch footage

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is launching an investigation into Farmwatch footage featuring bobby calves being dropped, dragged and thrown.

Published in General News

The 'businessman' who threatened the NZ dairy industry with 1080 contamination in baby formula if use of the pest-killing poison wasn't terminated apparently intended to gain economic advantage for a product of his own.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:51

Farming is never SAFE - editorial

'Grossly irresponsible' is how New Zealand's special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen has rightly described animal rights group SAFE's placement of an anti-NZ dairy farming ad in a British newspaper.

Published in Opinion
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