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Loss of livestock exports

The legitimate livestock trade is about to be scuttled.  The second reading of the Animal Welfare Bill saw the Government use its majority to ignore the evidence provided about the high quality of farms being built and managed to house animals imported from New Zealand to the Primary Production Select Committee.  The result will be cessation of livestock exports by sea after the 30th of April 2023.

Recent research conducted shows that New Zealanders know very little about our industry. New Zealanders are split in terms of their support for our industry. However, when they understand the “Gold Standard” recently developed by LENZ exporters, their support moves favourably toward the industry. In fact, 59% of respondents feel the ban should not proceed and rather standards should be raised. Only 13% supported the ban despite the idea of raising standards.

Live exporters call on Govt to review ban

FARMERS WEEKLY – farmersweekly.co.nz – March 21, 2022

Annette Scott
annette.scott@globalhq.co.nz

EXPORTERS have implemented a gold standard for the export of livestock by sea that could see New Zealand lead the way globally in animal welfare.

They now urge the Government to give them a chance with their plan.

The Animal Genetics Trade Association (AGTA) and Live Exporters NZ (LENZ) presented their case to the primary production select committee on the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill.

The industry asks that government reconsider its proposed ban to end the export of livestock by sea in April 2023.

Read more on page 10 at: https://issuu.com/farmersweekl...

Govt urged to heed the facts and save the live export trade

December  2021

The government deserves the kudos and international recognition it has gained for its facts-driven stance on handling COVID-19.  Federated Farmers has asked it to take the same approach on the future of livestock exports.

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Ban impact felt in China

December  2021

For a culture that places so much value in relationships, it was disheartening for Chinese businesses to discover through mainstream media the bombshell dropped by the New Zealand government earlier this year.

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Preparing for the journey

December  2021

With shipments ranging from 3,000 to 15,000 animals, the logistics to manage livestock being exported can be overwhelming.

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Improving welfare standards

December 2021

There is a lot of controversy around exporting livestock from New Zealand despite exceptional performance measures in support of the trade. Mortality rates are low and there is high demand for New Zealand livestock from our trading partners with model farming enterprises.

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Vetting on board

November 2021

Ensuring cattle arrive in the best possible condition and lead a happy life is highly important. Everyone involved in exporting livestock from New Zealand's shore values their welfare from the moment they enter the supply chain, right through their productive life.

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Ban impacts business

November 2021

A business built around livestock exporting to China is concerned about their future if the ban on livestock exports from New Zealand is upheld..

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Finding value in the unwanted

November 2021

A Te Awamutu calf rearer has been providing livestock for export for 15 years and he is extremely disappointed at the government’s decision to ban livestock exports from New Zealand.

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Market shocks

November 2021

A Waikato livestock regional manager worries about the potential impacts on the value of the stock in the domestic market because there will be an oversupply outstripping demand. As well as a lot more bobby calves that the sector will need to find an alternative for.

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