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

Getting Winter Grazing Right

Posted on 11/02/2022
Are you set for winter? How to register concern over winter grazing practices, find out more about the early intervention team and best practice winter grazing resources including a checklist

Submission on the Freshwater Farm Plan Regulations

Posted on 8/10/2021
FF's key concern is that there is insufficient detail in the discussion document to really understand what is being proposed and, where it does seem to be clear, it appears these plans will be overly burdensome on farmers.

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