Important informationNew rules requiring local anaesthetic to be used when dehorning & disbudding cattle are now in place.
Dehorning and disbudding are painful. Veterinarians and industry organisations have been encouraging the use of pain relief for many years, and a lot of people are already using it. The new rules will bring everyone up to the same standard, and improve the welfare of cattle, by making it clear that local anaesthetic, prescribed by a New Zealand veterinarian, must be used and applied correctly.
Failure to abide by the requirements from 1 October 2019 is a criminal offence. A prosecution could result in a criminal conviction and fine under the regulations.
These regulations apply to all cattle regardless of age, or whether they’re on a farm or lifestyle block. Find out more on our website: bit.ly/2nXnuvu... See MoreSee Less
World Conference/Tour 2020 September 18, 2019September 9, 2019 by Pivot Design Wainuka StudButtergill Herd. R & D Van Asch. 9th September 2019 Dear South Devon Members After listening to feedback from World Members, the New Zealand South Devon Society is pleased to announce two additional options to...
New page on our website. Under Sales & Events is Private Sales. If you have anything you have for sale, stock, straws, embryos or show gear flick Bridget an email with a PDF of what you wish to sell, along with contact details. ... See MoreSee Less
South Devon Youth Ambassador, Travis visited Pinzridge Stud.(Ross and Bridget Lowry) Otago. All different breeds, shapes and sizes. (South Devon, Pinzgauer, White Galloway and the odd dairy cow) Have to say his Red Bands managed the mud well. ... See MoreSee Less
An old article but thought it fits well with a Stock trucks comment he just made. I had 2 steers been picked up today for a competition, truckie was excited arriving at our place, knowing we have South Devon his comment was “ finally some animals with brains and great to deal with” His face when he saw the mix breeds of anything but South Devon, not so happy Great to see our wonderful natured cattle are making memories i.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/79850555/gentle-giants-deliver-the-meat... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Future Beef. Happy to be part of a great eventPBB would like to thank Aria Cameron, FBNZ junior competitor, for her marvellously creative Thank You card. We are proud to sponsor Future Beef New Zealand & be associated with New Zealand's leading beef breeds- NZ Hereford Association, Angus New Zealand, Charolais Breeders New Zealand, Gelbvieh Cattle Breeders Soc. of NZ Inc, NZ Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society Inc, New Zealand Red Devon Cattle Breeders Association, New Zealand Beef Shorthorn Association, Simmental NZ, South Devon Cattle Society of New Zealand inc. & the Galloway Cattle Society of New Zealand. ... See MoreSee Less