Gisborne Beef and sheep farmers fear they’ll have paddocks full of starving animals this winter, because there’s no safe way to get them off the paddocks or to the meatworks. Federated Farmers Gisborne/Wairoa acting president Charlie Reynolds says his premium beef need to go to a suitable slaughterhouse. It takes so long by road to get to the usual plant in Hawke’s Bay at the moment, that it would breach the animal welfare code driving there.