animal welfare

  1. New minimum standards may affect dairy farmers

    DairyNZ is encouraging farmers to check they meet new minimum standards included in an amended Dairy Cattle Code of Welfare.

  2. DairyNZ statement: Animal welfare

    A statement from DairyNZ relating to video footage in the media today about a sharemilker’s treatment of cows.

  3. Farmer feedback will help improve bobby calf care

    Farmers have given valuable feedback on how to improve the system of care for bobby calves from farm to processor. The feedback will be used to help DairyNZ in its work with six other industry associations to develop an action plan for the next calving season.

  4. Workshops will bring farmers up to speed with welfare laws

    A series of workshops will begin this month to help dairy farmers understand animal welfare laws and work out their options for keeping on the right side of impending new regulations.

  5. Farmers care about cow welfare

    Industry body DairyNZ is reminding farmers of the requirements for transporting cattle following recent news and social media comments on a case now being investigated by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

  6. Humane Slaughter

    Humane slaughter - are you up to speed with changes in the Code of Welfare?

  7. Bobby calves

    Treat all calves with care and make sure they are fit for transport.

  8. Animal Welfare

    Our responsibility for the wellbeing of stock starts at birth and continues beyond the farm gate, find out more here.