Animal Welfare

Good animal welfare is good for business, there's no two ways about it. In order for New Zealand to remain global leaders in animal welfare practices, regulation and policy is constantly evolving to keep pace with modern farming systems, science, technology, our environment and biosecurity.  Our work in this space is strong advocacy to ensure that everyone knows their obligations regarding the treatment and welfare of animals from beginning to end of the supply chain and that requirements are workable, sustainable and science-based. We promote partnerships with the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, National Animal Welfare Emergency Management Committee and World Animal Protection NZ. 

What's been happening

Winter Grazing - Early intervention registration and best practice tools

Posted on 3/06/2020
How to register concern over winter grazing practices, find out more about the early intervention team and best practice winter grazing resources

Submission on: National Animal Identification & Tracing Amendment Bill No. 2

Posted on 29/08/2019
Federated Farmers Submission on Submission on: National Animal Identification & Tracing Amendment Bill No. 2

Best practice for storage, pick-up & disposal of slink (& other) animals

Posted on 15/08/2019
Slink animals are generally those which are born dead or die within a few hours or days of birth ...

Animal Welfare Contacts

Julie Geange

Team Leader Industry Policy
Policy Advisor, Meat & Wool

M: 021 158 0424

The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial surname@fedfarm.org.nz e.g. fdagg@fedfarm.org.nz