The wellbeing and health of animals is paramount for producers and the broader beef industry. The industry invests in research, development and adoption programs to ensure high standards of animal welfare and continuous improvement.
Good animal welfare is not only a legal requirement, it is entrenched in our industry’s standards and guidelines and has led to Australia becoming world leaders in animal health.
The animal welfare theme of the Framework was developed with the five freedoms and, the more recent, five domains of animal welfare in mind.
ENHANCE ANIMAL WELLBEING
1.1 Competent livestock handling
1.2 Safe livestock transport
1.3 Animal husbandry techniques
1.4 Humane processing
PROMOTE ANIMAL HEALTH
2.1 Maintain healthy livestock
2.2 Minimise biosecurity risk