Source: Farmers Weekly
We have committed to restarting live cattle exports – but with the strictest regulations in place to ensure world class animal welfare standards. We will take an evidential approach to the welfare of our animals, based on scientifically backed best practice.
National’s associate agriculture spokesperson, Nicola Grigg, says a National government will support the live exports sector but it needs to earn its reputation itself.
For a fairly new MP, who went to Wellington primarily to represent the farming sector, it’s been a really exciting few months pulling together the National Party’s policy proposals for New Zealand’s world class agricultural industry
We announced the first tranche of these policies in mid-April and have another two to come.
In declaring some fairly sweeping changes to farm regulations aimed at peeling back the mountain of red tape that has buried farmers for the past five years, I hope the industry will see their voices reflected in our proposals.