Housing

Calves

Management

Behaviour

Feeding

Environment

Breed

Welfare Assessment

Find out how to welfare assess your cows

Cattle Housing

Which housing system best suits your animals?

Feeding Cattle

What is a sustainable cattle feeding strategy?

Cattle Behaviour

Find out more about natural cattle behaviour

Environment

Find out how to enrich the cows environment

Cattle Breed

Selecting a breed that suits your system

Management

Managing the human-animal relationship for optimal welfare standards

Calf Rearing

Find out how to rear your calves to the highest welfare standards
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OUR SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK PRINCIPLES:

  • Livestock should be land-based and integrated with farm cropping enterprises
  • Animals should be provided with conditions that enable them to exhibit natural behaviours
  • Dependency on veterinary medicines should be reduced without jeopardising the well-being of animals

OUR SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK PRACTICES:

outdoor access

Animals having outdoor access, shade, shelter, lighting and sufficient space for them to undertake free movement and to exhibit natural behaviors.

Breed

Using breeds and strains well-suited and adapted to the prevailing conditions.

Health Plan

Implementing herd and flock planning based on sound ecological practices and epidemiological knowledge.

biosecurity

Undertaking good practice with regard to biosecurity.

closed herds

Maintaining animals in closed herds and flocks and at stocking rates that enables free-movement, reduces risks of disease spread and minimises environmental damage.

forage and grazing

Forage and grazing being the main source of nutrients for ruminants, and continuously available to non-ruminants.

production practices

Avoiding the use of mutilations as standard production practices.

Antibiotics

Improved understanding and responsible usage of veterinary medicines.