Animal Well-being Plan

Every season we develop an Animal Well-being Plan in conjunction with our vets.  The plan addresses:

Nutrition – animal condition.

Health – mastitis, lameness, mortality, antimicrobial resistance.

Environment – planning for extreme weather and development of management strategies for heat stress.

Behaviour – discussion about current and future herd improvement strategies through genetics, for example the use of polled and/or thermal tolerance traits.

Our plan includes historical performance and Owl Farm targets, along with industry targets.  This plan is submitted to Fonterra annually to contribute to The Co-operative Difference.