There has been some publicity about the ability of agencies such as MPI in enforcing animal welfare through regulations that have come into force since October, 2018. The regulations allow infringement notices or prosecutions to have an associated penalty. Some campaigners have asserted that rural veterinarians are able to report such cases, but due to living in small rural committees and engaging in commercial relationships with offending farmers they are compromised.
Welcome to March! And the cooler, hopefully, a little wetter Autumn months. Autumn can bring relief to the farm as we get some much needed rain along with the warm air and ground temperatures which make it the optimal time for grass growth. But Autumn is also a time that we need to be aware of some potential health issues that may affect your livestock