Turkey economics - NZIER Insight 10

December 17, 2009

In the news last week were resource consent applications for 16 intensive dairy farm developments in the South Island’s Mackenzie Basin. These would house nearly 18,000 cows indoors for much of the year in vast stables of “cubicles” or stalls. The government stated that it does not support “factory farming”, which it considers has no place in New Zealand. Amongst the objections raised by opponents are concerns about the welfare of animals kept in such systems.

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