Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


FF Questions Vets Ethical & Professional Standards

Federated Farmers Questions MAF VA Vets Ethical And Professional Standards

Recent comments from National Union of Public Employees secretary Ivan Finlayson, who represents Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) Verification Authority (VA) veterinarians, have angered Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre Chairman, Chris Lester.

"The Press reported yesterday that Finlayson commented that the vets covered by his union had "little sympathy" for farmers faced with management difficulties resulting from the orchestrated interruption to processing arrangements for stock," said Mr Lester.

"This typifies the lack of professionalism of this group. Any vet worth their salt knows better than this. What has happened to their ethical standards and their concerns for animal welfare?" asked Mr Lester.

"Today's livestock farming is extremely intensive. Complicated farming calendars, feed budgeting and animal husbandry are all imperative to successful farming systems."

"If working as a VA vet is so untenable they should invest their dollars in private practice and try living in the real world," concluded Mr Lester.


For further information: Tony St. Clair (04) 473-7269 Chris Lester (026) 103-569

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news