The pork industry explained

We spoke to veterinarian Naya Brangenberg who owns Longbush Free Range Pork. Longbush is a great example of animal agriculture done right.

Naya discussed some of the ethical questions around farming.

“The whole approach that we have is that the pigs are highly intelligent animals. They’ve been doing what they do for a long time. So let’s not interfere with that. Let’s support it as best we can.”

Longbush uses natural mating, rather than artificial insemination. Like most of New Zealand pig farms, they do not castrate – a practice that is often done overseas without any anaesthesia.

“We have 10-12 piglets per litter – we always make sure we have more teets than piglets.”

Follow Longbush on Instagram.

Share this

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email

Farming our way to net zero

The Climate Change Commission report, released yesterday, has heavy implications for agriculture. The report says …

Read More

Meet the team: Martyn Rivett, advisor

After a diverse career in technical business development, Martyn started supporting Happy Cow Milk as …

Read More

Happy Cow wins two awards at Food, Fibre & Agriculture Supernode Challenge

Happy Cow Milk Won two awards at the Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge showcase …

Read More

Follow our progress. Subscribe to updates.

.
Scroll to Top