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.  

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.


Check out some useful articles about animal welfare:

Dairy Women's Network - Today's Calf, Tomorrow's Cow - Calf Expo

Dairy Women's Network - Today's Calf, Tomorrow's Cow - Calf Expo

DWN - Calf Rearing Expo - Taranaki, Waikato, Canterbury & Southland

May 27, 2022 0 Comments
Dairy Women's Network - Today's Calf, Tomorrow's Cow - Southland

Dairy Women's Network - Today's Calf, Tomorrow's Cow - Southland

Calf Rearing Expos: Today’s Calf, Tomorrow’s Cow.

7/7/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 0 Comments
Arable Awards - Save the date | 4th August 2022

Arable Awards - Save the date | 4th August 2022

Arable Awards - Save the date | 4th August 2022 | christchurch

8/4/2022 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM 0 Comments
Changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle

Changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle

Have your say The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has reviewed the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle. It determined the code requires amendments to incorporate: advances...
May 16, 2022 0 Comments
National Feed Coordination Service

National Feed Coordination Service

Feed Coordiantion Service - April 2022

April 8, 2022 0 Comments
Farmers urged to plan for processing disruptions from the Farm to Processor Animal Welfare Forum

Farmers urged to plan for processing disruptions from the Farm to Processor Animal Welfare Forum

Farmers urged to plan for processing disruptions
The Farm to Processor Animal Welfare Forum is urging farmers to plan ahead for disruption at processors due to COVID-19.

March 2, 2022 0 Comments
Fonterra - Preparing for COVID19 On-Farm

Fonterra - Preparing for COVID19 On-Farm

February 28, 2022 0 Comments
Milking during COVID19 - advice from DairyNZ

Milking during COVID19 - advice from DairyNZ

We know from medical professionals that Covid-19 stays on surfaces for at least 72 hours and is transferred via droplets. This means that we have to be extra vigilant with the hygiene of our...
February 19, 2022 0 Comments
When COVID hits your farm

When COVID hits your farm

Bevan Collie a Southland dairy farmer spoke to Jamie about his first-hand experience of COVID19 on-farm. 

He warns other farmers to ignore Omicron at their peril.

February 18, 2022 0 Comments
My COVID19 Factsheet and Plan

My COVID19 Factsheet and Plan

In this document you will find an easy to follow COVID19 factsheet and planning tool to ensure you know what to expect and have what you need if you have to isolate.

February 13, 2022 0 Comments
Southland: Bale Grazing Field Day

Southland: Bale Grazing Field Day

Southland: Bale Grazing Field Day Thursday, July 7, 2022 10:00 AM  3:00 PM Wendonside Hall & Glenlapa Dairy FarmFreshford Plains Station Road & Main Wendonside...
7/7/2022 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 0 Comments
Beef + Lamb New Zealand​ Progressive Ag Conference 2022: Taking Opportunities

Beef + Lamb New Zealand​ Progressive Ag Conference 2022: Taking Opportunities

B+LNZ Progressive Ag Conference 2022: Taking opportunities

Expand your mind and discover new knowledge.

Thursday 7th July | Croydon Lodge Hotel, Gore | 12.30pm - 6.15pm

7/7/2022 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM 0 Comments