14 Apr 2021

Livestock company head not happy with rumoured live export ban

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 14 April 2021

The head of a livestock export company says they've had a tip-off from China that the Government is poised to ban live cattle exports.

The government launched a review of the trade nearly two years ago and said recently it was close to a decision.

That's expected to be announced this morning, but David Hayman, head of Genetic Development New Zealand Limited, says there is no welfare justification for such a move.

He says it's a beat up by activists that will hit farmers in the pocket.

Hayman spoke to Corin Dann.