Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:20

Cows’ misery portrayed

PETA is at it again. It has rolled out Carly the cow to US schoolchildren, telling them of the complex emotional lives of cows and their suffering at the hands of dairy farmers and the wider industry.

Published in Milking It

The eight organisations that formed a Bobby Calf Action Group at the end of 2015 are well advanced on a range of initiatives ensuring best practice handling and management of bobby calves.

Published in General News

The Ministry of Primary Industries has begun an advertising campaign encouraging people to let it know if they come across the mis-treatment of livestock.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 October 2013 15:51

Privacy waiver call on welfare

FEDERATED FARMERS wants the Primary Production Select Committee to consider tweaking the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill so privacy laws don’t prevent getting help to suffering animals and farmers.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 19 August 2013 15:21

Herd manager broke tails

An Ashburton dairy herd manager has been convicted in the Ashburton District Court on serious animal welfare offences after the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) brought charges against him under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:30

Three banned from stock care

Three Gisborne residents have been sentenced in Gisborne District Court for wilfully ill-treating and neglecting horses and cattle in their care.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 August 2012 11:52

Public get say on animal welfare

Proposed changes to the animal welfare system are going out to public comment.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 10:47

Welfare training an EU requirement

The export meat industry will need to train all staff in animal welfare issues to meet new regulations coming into effect next year.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:58

Plant trees for growing gains

WINTER IS traditionally a good time for planting trees as soil temperatures are low and the roots can more easily acclimatise to any new environment they’re planted in. So it’s timely to talk about how using trees to create shelterbelts on farms can provide a range of environmental, economic and animal welfare benefits.

Published in Management
Monday, 05 March 2012 09:42

Naki farms hit by weather bomb

The weather bomb that struck the west coast of the lower North Island has affected a number of farms.  The priority is animal welfare, especially stock access to drinking water.

Published in General News
 

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