Back in July we held a very successful Animal and Farmer Welfare Seminar in Stratford. Speakers included Pat Poletti (Mineral Systems), Tom Butler (Busing Russell), Kate Litten (Manager Animal Welfare, MPI) and Marcia Paurini (Co-ordinator for the Taranaki Rural Support Trust). The breadth of speakers allowed for a multipronged approach to animal and farmer welfare, covering topics such as animal health, animal welfare guidelines, financial welfare and mental health.
It was a fantastic turn out from local farmers and everyone agreed it was an informative session and a great opportunity to get together and discuss these topics in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you'd be interested in attending a similar seminar in your area please let us know.