Dis­bud­ding and de­horn­ing cat­tle

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Farming -

Dis­bud­ding and de­horn­ing are painful. From 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, new rules will re­quire you to use lo­cal anaes­thetic when dis­bud­ding and de­horn­ing. • If you dis­bud with­out lo­cal anaes­thetic you could face a crim­i­nal con­vic­tion and fines. FINE: up to $3000 for an in­di­vid­ual, or $15,000 for a busi­ness • If you de­horn with­out lo­cal anaes­thetic you could face a crim­i­nal con­vic­tion and fines. FINE: up to $5000 for an in­di­vid­ual or $25,000 for a busi­ness

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