• Sheep Background: Animal Welfare Standards

    From an animal welfare perspective, this process will cover all welfare aspects for sheep. The draft standards and guidelines for sheep currently include chapters on: Responsibilities Feed and water Risk management of extreme weather, natural disasters, disease, injury and predation Facilities and equipment Handling and husbandry Tail docking and castration Mulesing Breeding management Intensive sheep production systems Humane killing more »
  • Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep, Edition One, Version One

    The standards provide a basis for developing and implementing and enforcing consistent legislation across Australia, and provide guidance for all people responsible for sheep. They are based on current scientific knowledge, recommended industry practice and community expectations. The development of these standards is part of a comprehensive program agreed by industry and governments to develop standards and guidelines for all commercial livestock species and at all points along the production supply chain. more »