The Five Freedoms
We believe all life is connected – people, land, trees, animals, birds and insects. We’re all in this world together. That’s why we follow the Five Freedoms, globally-recognised standards for the care of animals.
Freedom from hunger and thirst.
Our animals have access to fresh water and a natural diet
Freedom from discomfort.
We have designed the shelter belts, raceways and sheds on our farms to protect our stock from the elements
Freedom from pain, injury or disease.
Our management plans promote the health of our animals and they are checked every day for injury or illness
Freedom to express normal behaviour.
Our animals live in the open, natural environment of rural New Zealand with plenty of room to roam
Freedom from fear and distress.
We are gentle when handling our stock and provide the best possible care at all stages of their lives