Animals play a key role in many New Zealanders' lives
They offer food and fibre, income and education, and New Zealanders have elevated expectations that animals under human care are well looked after. Our farmers have a powerful reputation that has secured access to international markets – something the NZ economy relies on. However, this is not always the case.
Some farmers become overwhelmed and dis-stressed and resort to anger - lashing out or hitting the animals requiring local vet/SPCA/MPI become involved.
Below are links to resources that support good husbandry. If you would like a Farmer Facilitator to work and support you in-confidence please contact your local trust.