Cow Disposal


Waikato Petfoods will purchase cows for Petfood if they meet any of these MPI requirements below:

  • Unwanted healthy cows
  • Cows within withholding periods from antibiotics and dry cow
  • Mastitis (Not black or gangrenous mastitis)
  • Injuries such as breaks and dislocations
  • If Calving paralysis persists within 4 days of calving
  • Arthritis
  • Eczema
  • Johne’s Disease
  • Down Cows
  • Milk Fever or Grass stagger conditions require a statement from your Vet stating that your cow is fit for Petfood.

Can I transport my cow/s to Waikato Petfoods site?

Yes, however you must meet MPI transport requirements.
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Or alternatively download the ‘Fit for Transport’ app for guidance around animal transportation

Your cow is not fit for Petfood when…

  • The cow is already deceased
  • Your cow has black or gangrenous mastitis
  • Blood Poisoning
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Salmonella, Listeria, Ketosis or Acidosis
  • Systemic Illness

If you have any queries regarding ‘Petfood requirements’ please call Ross or Lauren on 0508 4 Petfood or email [email protected]

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Our prices are quoted on live weight, not 'hook' weight. All prices are inclusive of GST.

Cows $18 - $60
Declaration Forms

If your cow/s meet any of these requirements, please fill out your ‘Animal Status Declaration’ below and return it to [email protected] or simply ask one of our friendly drivers on arrival 

Frequently Asked Questions