Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.
A permanent solution to the harvest labour shortage problem is needed for the apple industry, claims a sector spokesman.
Industry input is welcome as the government reviews the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) system this year.
A 7,500 signature petition was presented to parliament last week calling for changes to NZ’s immigration laws.
The meat industry is short of about 2000 workers, a gap needing filling by much more than just signing up foreign workers.
The biggest barrier to youngsters choosing careers in agriculture is parents’ thinking that agriculture is “just a dumping ground.”
The ‘big thing’ in employing farm staff is to invest in them, says Dunsandel farmer Michael Woodward.
The best primary sector employers were named at the MPI AGMARDT Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.
What attracts staff and makes them stay longer? Two Pāmu Farms human resources staff have found out.
A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.