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QCONZ joins the Biosecurity Business Pledge

Date: 6th March 2022

Ko Tatou – This is us – Biosecurity 2025

Biosecurity is important to our business, our sector, farmers, and farming communities and to the overall economy of New Zealand. A proactive approach to biosecurity is good business risk management. It is also part of caring for the communities we live and work in.

At QCONZ we are proud to have signed up to the Pledge, we are one of over 80 businesses ranging from Dairy businesses, ports, industry associations and other key players across leading economic sectors.

The pledge network provides us increased support to drive our own proactive biosecurity activity both internally and with our suppliers, customers and across our sector. We gain access to early engagement with Biosecurity New Zealand or immerging biosecurity issues, risks and opportunities to strengthen the system.

Our commitment:

  • We are committed to playing our part in the efforts to prevent pests and diseases from getting into Aotearoa New Zealand or helping to stop their spread if they do get here.
  • We are committed to being an active part of New Zealand’s biosecurity team by integrating proactive biosecurity practices into our operations.

Click to learn more about the Biosecurity Business Pledge

https://www.thisisus.nz/biosecurity-business/biosecurity-business-pledge/

Other news

Believed to be a world first, a new training programme focusing on the benefits of animal wellbeing has been developed by QCONZ in collaboration with UCOL, Fonterra and DairyNZ.

The Fonterra ‘All things milking’ workshop was held in Pongakawa last week and prior to that in Waihi for local dairy farmers.

QCONZ has been successful in our bid to be an approved audit agency for the NAIT accreditation programme assessment which launched this week.

On 31st January Josh Wheeler (QCONZ) and Nick Dowson (BOP Dairy Farmer) began their journey to cycle New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff!  This is no mean feat!

Josh Wheeler was invited to speak at a SMASH Fielday in Taranaki this month where he shared helpful pointers to assist farmers with mastitis management and milking efficiency, including demonstrating the benefits of milking by time and MaxT.

Another QCONZ IT development is near completion!  

QCONZ is leading the way with animal wellbeing training set to launch in Autumn 2022. 

QCONZ is excited to announce the appointment of Mark Neal as an independent Director to our Board.

We are pleased to announce that QCONZ will be helping deliver a ‘Reducing Strains and Sprains’ project co-funded by ACC and DairyNZ.

Jointly hosted by MIA and Beef + Lamb NZ, QCONZ attended the annual Red Meat Sector Conference in Rotorua last week.