Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Animal Welfare


Dairy welfare code needs work

Dairy welfare code needs work

ByGerald PiddockJun 30, 2022
Farmer organisations have called the proposed changes to the code of welfare for dairy cattle as big, complex and overly prescriptive. The scale of change outlined by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) and presented to farmers last month…

Biosecurity systems make gains

ByAlan EmersonJun 17, 2022
The news that there is a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia is disconcerting.  Although it provides no immediate threat to New Zealand, Indonesia has been clear of…

Storms rock the boat

BySuz BremnerJun 17, 2022
The catchment of the Temuka and Stortford Lodge sale yards stretches as far as the Chatham and Pitt Islands and at this time of year livestock from both should be…

Bacteria research could be a game-changer

ByStaff reporterJun 16, 2022
Researchers are eyeing up a promising new approach to tackling harmful bacteria on farms that could mean big savings in preventing food contamination and spoilage, especially in the face of…


Rules make sow’s ear out of silk purse

Rules make sow’s ear out of silk purse

ByAlan EmersonJun 8, 2022
Every now and again something happens that strikes me as crazy, counter-productive and idiotic and that’s currently the case with…
Pig welfare code would push prices up more than 18%

Pig welfare code would push prices up more than 18%

ByAnnette ScottJun 8, 2022
New Zealand consumers will pay significantly more for locally-produced pork if proposed changes to the industry’s code of welfare go…
Welfare code changes impractical, Feds say

Welfare code changes impractical, Feds say

ByGerald PiddockMay 19, 2022
Federated Farmers is questioning the on-farm practicalities behind some of the proposals in the new draft code of welfare for…
Concern draft code will hurt piglet welfare

Concern draft code will hurt piglet welfare

ByColin WilliscroftMay 9, 2022
The recently released draft welfare code for pigs will not only have a negative effect on farmers and piglet welfare,…
Dairy cattle welfare under review

Dairy cattle welfare under review

BySamantha TennentMay 4, 2022
Farmers are being urged to provide feedback on proposed changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle and associated…
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