Pork - managing the PigCare standard

In 2015 QCONZ took over the management, systems, and auditing of the NZ Pork PigCare program in New Zealand.

All commercial pig farmers in New Zealand are audited annually. The audit covers the whole farm, assessing the health and welfare of the pigs, farm buildings and facilities, and management and husbandry practices. The Farm Presentation Assessment ensures farms also meet presentation standards of a well-run, professional food production operation.

The PigCare™ accreditation programme is a world-class assessment of animal welfare that verifies the high standards of care New Zealand’s commercial pig farmers provide for their animals.

Standards under the programme are also cross-referenced to the duties of farmers under the Animal Welfare Act and the Animal Welfare (Pigs) Code of Welfare 2010.

Any breach of the standard or failure to undertake corrective actions can be reported to MPI for investigation and result in withdrawal of the PigCare™ accreditation.

Where assessors identify opportunities for improvement, they will recommend corrective actions designed to encourage practical, long-term practices that support animal welfare. these actions need to be completed in a fixed timeframe, usually less than three months.

Quality Systems

We are a market leader in the development and provision of Quality Systems, delivering consultancy services for farming, including quality assurance, food safety, and auditing.

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We offer an extensive range of on-farm services on behalf of dairy companies, regulatory authorities, and industry bodies.

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Red Meat

QCONZ attended the annual the Red Meat sector MIA conference over 30 July – 1 August 2017 held in Dunedin.

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Auditing & Compliance

QCONZ has a large team of auditors who are trained to assess quality and compliance, including annual audits, follow-up, tracebacks and inhibitory auditing.

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In 2015 QCONZ took over the management, systems, and auditing of the NZ Pork PigCare program in New Zealand.

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QCONZ manage the audit regimen and systems for both the Fertmark and Spreadmark programmes on behalf of the the Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC)

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Information Technology

We offer a number of software applications, a mix of technologies, database, management and reporting for a variety of solutions for modern and efficient business.

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QCONZ audit every SPCA Blue Tick Supplier twice annually to certify that farming products have met the high animal welfare standards.

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Case Studies

Some services we have delivered:

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