Specifically tailored to New Zealand’s farming conditions, the programme is built on international best practice, and independently audited so, together with our farmers, we continue to lift standards in the areas of animal husbandry and farm management.
Our programme also promotes continuous improvement within the industry and puts sustainable farming at the heart of everything we do.
To achieve Farm Assured status the farm must first be assessed by a trained Silver Fern Farms Livestock Representative, and then audited by an independent accredited Farm Auditor.
The audit covers:
- Animal health
- Animal husbandry and welfare
- Animal nutrition
- Facilities (stock water, necessary shelter)
This programme ensures livestock have the highest living standards, making for a stress free life, guaranteeing the highest standards of meat for the consumer.