New Zealand is the perfect environment to raise the finest beef and lamb, with animals free to roam as nature intended. It's important to us that each and every one of them are treated with care and respect, living happy and healthy lives.
Animal welfare in New Zealand is governed by national standards. ANZCO is also a member of the New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme, an industry collaboration to create a single standard for New Zealand farmers around integrity, traceability, bio-security, sustainability and animal welfare.
Animal welfare partnerships
We work proactively with everyone involved in our supply chain to implement and maintain high animal welfare standards. This includes farmers, transport operators, livestock agents, the Ministry for Primary Industries, Beef + Lamb NZ, Dairy NZ, the New Zealand Meat Industry Association and our customers.
We ensure trained and certified animal welfare officers are in place at all our slaughtering sites. This, and all other steps along our supply chain are monitored closely to identify and address any issues that might arise.