Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle

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Farmers must respect the laws on animal care too. Abuse and negligence are not accepted in the industry. Dairy Farmers of Canada and the National Farm Animal Care Council have collaborated with scientists and government experts and the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies to update the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle. The Code meets or exceeds the majority of the standards of humane livestock treatment expected by the food industry and society.

Here are some highlights of the Code, made practical for farmers to use in evaluating their practices on the farm.

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