Update on Codes of Practice under revision/development: Dairy Cattle Code


Source: National Farm Animal Care Council

In the January Code meeting, several chapters of the Scientific Committee’s research report were presented and discussed. These included cow-calf separation, pain control, and selected housing topics. The Code Development Committee also revised the husbandry chapter of the Code (e.g. stockmanship, milking, handling) and revisited certain sections of the feed and water chapter (e.g. milk feeding, weaning, feeding at pasture).

Many of the topics discussed were identified as top-of-mind concerns in a survey launched at the start of this Code’s update. A full summary of this meeting is available here.

For information on the steps of the Code development process and progress of the Codes being updated follow this link.

Funding for this project has been provided through the AgriAssurance Program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal–provincial–territorial initiative.