Displaying items by tag: animal welfare

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:20

Husband jailed, wife fined for mistreating cows

A Palmerston North man has been jailed and his wife fined $30,000 after pleading guilty to a total of 20 charges relating to the abuse of cows and calves in their care.

Published in General News
Monday, 25 November 2019 10:45

Scabby mouth a scourge, but treatable

Scabby mouth is also called contagious ecthyma, or contagious pustular dermatitis.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 25 November 2019 10:40

Keeping cows comfortable off-paddock

New regulations on caring for cows while they are off-paddock have taken effect.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 25 October 2019 11:55

Dairy welfare code revamped

The code of welfare for dairy cattle has been amended to address behavioural needs and off-paddock systems, says the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC).

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:55

Knowing how to give calves the needle

Most farmers are well prepared for the new disbudding and dehorning regulations which will take effect on October 1.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:55

Yet another committee

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is setting up a ‘taskforce’ on the animal welfare issues of winter grazing.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 09:55

Bite back now!

Meat eaters shouldn’t relinquish all advocacies on animal welfare to lobby groups, says Freedom Farms general manager Hilary Pearson.

Published in General News
Friday, 09 August 2019 07:55

Winter grazing: moving away from muddy cows

DairyNZ Director Ben Allomes says farmers need to change with the times and adopt practices that are good for their animals and the environment.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 14:13

Govt to set up winter grazing taskforce 

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is establishing a taskforce to respond to the animal welfare issues associated with the practice of winter grazing.

Published in General News
Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:55

Make your views known – MPI

With exports of animal or animal products valued at $28.6 billion (year to June 2018), MPI says New Zealand needs high animal welfare standards to protect our reputation worldwide.

Published in General News
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