Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

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.

Check out some useful articles about animal welfare:


Do you need feed? Do you have feed to sell or donate?

28 Sep 2021

Are you needing supplementart feed or grazing to get you through? Have you got an excess of feed to sell or donate?

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