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Milk Pride sentenced over animal underfeeding 

Published: Wednesday May 29, 2013 Source: ONE News
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One of New Zealand's largest dairy management companies, Milk Pride, has been fined $40,000 at the District Court in Rotorua.

The company pleaded guilty earlier this month to a charge of failing to provide proper and sufficient food to 392 dairy cows on Taharua Farm near Taupo.

The charge related to several weeks between August and October 2009.

At the time the farm was owned by Crafar Farms, with Milk Pride operating under a sharemilking agreement.

In sentencing, Judge Phillip Cooper said he accepted there was no long term or systematic underfeeding in the dairy operation, and that the underfeeding was not deliberate.

The company's directors could not attend today's sentencing because snow in Southland forced the cancellation of their flights.
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