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.
Buying or selling beef weaner calves?
Check out this simple checklist to follow to ensure you maintain lifetime traceability of your animals.
Incorporating good traceability practices into your day-to-day management is a great habit to develop. It helps protect your farm and livelihood in the event of a disease outbreak and reduces the chances of you not meeting your legal obligations and any associated fines or prosecutions for non-compliance. Beef calf weaning checklist
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.