The ‘Gold Standard' for the export of livestock from New Zealand by sea is a world leading welfare assurance program that ensures our livestock is unequivocally cared for throughout the export process and beyond. The Gold Standard system takes export welfare to a level unmatched internationally and contributes to New Zealand’s position as a premium producer of sustainable and ethically produced agriculture. The ‘Gold Standard’ is backed by strong evidence that the application of these policies will lead to a positive sentient state for our exported livestock.
Regulating the Gold Standard
Ensuring the highest welfare standards requires commitment from industry and an appropriate regulatory framework to ensure it is consistently adhered to. The ‘Gold Standard’ would partner with Government to provide:
Clear and Defined Standards
Performance monitoring and measuring
Training and upskilling programs