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Controversial changes for pigs

Controversial changes for pigs

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Draft welfare codes causing stress for pig farmers

Draft welfare codes causing stress for pig farmers

A Canterbury pig farmer is pulling his hair out over draft welfare codes that could set his family operation back millions of dollars or... worse, writes Tim Cronshaw
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NZ Pork Industry welcomes extension to consultation on draft code of welfare

NZ Pork Industry welcomes extension to consultation on draft code of welfare

The New Zealand pork industry has welcomed an extension to consultation on a controversial draft code of welfare for pigs following a request to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
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Pig problems and the debate over farrowing crates

Pig problems and the debate over farrowing crates

Consumer expectations are changing when it comes to animal welfare - so where does that leave the pork industry and the debate over the use of farrowing crates?
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Changing pig care regulations may leave farmers and consumers out of pocket

Changing pig care regulations may leave farmers and consumers out of pocket

Proposed changes to how pigs are cared for could come with a hefty price tag, a new economic report warns
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Support NZ pig farmers

Support NZ pig farmers

Watch Taranaki pig farmer Karl Stanley talk about the controversial proposals
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Press Release: ACT New Zealand - Kiwi pork needs our support

Press Release: ACT New Zealand - Kiwi pork needs our support

“New Zealand’s pork industry will be in jeopardy if over the top regulations proposed by the Government are enacted,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron.
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Campaign launched to encourage Kiwis to support pork industry

Campaign launched to encourage Kiwis to support pork industry

New Zealand pig farmers are urging Kiwis to back the industry and have their say on a new draft welfare code
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Government report reveals proposed reforms will hurt consumers and pig farmers

Government report reveals proposed reforms will hurt consumers and pig farmers

Consumers would need to pay at least 18.8 per cent more for their New Zealand born and raised pork to cover pig farmers’ costs if proposed changes to the pigs code of welfare go-ahead
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The Country: Laurie Paterson talks to Jamie Mackay

The Country: Laurie Paterson talks to Jamie Mackay

Groundswell co-founder lets loose on Country-of-Origin labelling for our pork industry
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Buyer steps in to help struggling Canterbury pig farmer

Buyer steps in to help struggling Canterbury pig farmer

Canterbury pig farmer Hamish Mee has been thrown a lifeline as he faced the possibility of having to euthanise 219 pigs he couldn’t sell.
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Drawbacks of proposed pig welfare changes

Drawbacks of proposed pig welfare changes

If a new draft code of welfare for pigs gets approval, thousands of piglets will be crushed and piggeries will close, Otago pork producers say.
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Mass pig graves being dug as pork industry on brink of collapse

Mass pig graves being dug as pork industry on brink of collapse

Pig farmers say the industry is in crisis, with some fearing they'll have to kill and dump animals as the pork market falls apart.
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Proposed code of welfare could destroy the pork industry

Proposed code of welfare could destroy the pork industry

Sean Molloy is a Canterbury pig farmer. OPINION: New Zealanders have been enjoying commercially-farmed pork produced in New Zealand since the 1850s.
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Imports of 'unethical' pork undercutting NZ animal welfare standards, NZ Pork says

Imports of 'unethical' pork undercutting NZ animal welfare standards, NZ Pork says

More than 3000 people have signed a petition to Parliament to ban the import of pork from countries that do not have equivalent animal welfare standards to New Zealand
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NZ Pork submits petition asking for imported pork to meet same welfare standards

NZ Pork submits petition asking for imported pork to meet same welfare standards

NewstalkZB Kate Hawkesby interviews NZPork Chief Executive Brent Kleiss
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Kiwis back call for imported pork to measure up to NZ’s animal welfare standards

Kiwis back call for imported pork to measure up to NZ’s animal welfare standards

More than 3,000 Kiwis have backed a petition calling for imported pork to be required to meet the same animal welfare standards as New Zealand pork.
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Pig farmers say new Govt proposals could 'wipe out the industry'

Pig farmers say new Govt proposals could 'wipe out the industry'

The pork industry is worried new proposed Government regulations for pig farmers will result in 60,000 piglet deaths a year.
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Dr Jacqueline Rowarth: How globalisation affects food choices

Dr Jacqueline Rowarth: How globalisation affects food choices

Opinion: In this era of globalisation, every action has a reaction with potential worldwide implications, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth writes.
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Concern draft code will hurt piglet welfare

Concern draft code will hurt piglet welfare

The recently released draft welfare code for pigs will not only have a negative effect on farmers and piglet welfare, it will also affect the staff who look after them and consumers who want to buy fresh NZ pork, Manawatū pig farmer Andrew Managh says.
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