22 February 2010
Dairy Cattle - Code of welfare 2010
The purpose of this Code is to provide guidance to the owners of dairy cattle and to persons who are in charge of them about the standards they must achieve order to meet their obligations under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. However, to achieve optimum production and animal welfare requires the exercise of judgement in assessing and managing risks to animal welfare to be paramount. Unless management and handling are done well, the welfare of the dairy cattle cannot be adequately protected.
Author/Organization: National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee NZ
Where: New Zealand
Topics: dairy production, husbandry procedures, standards