Archive of: Livestock Welfare

Warning - Is It Fit To Load?

28 March 2019

Warning - Is It Fit To Load?

Recently, there have been reports of animals with serious injuries being transported to abattoirs. Transporting livestock unfit to travel due to pre-existing conditions, regardless of their destination, may be an offence in Western Australia under the Animal Welfare Act 2002.

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Heat Stress Measures For Live Sheep Trade Deferred

28 March 2019

Heat Stress Measures For Live Sheep Trade Deferred

The Federal Department of Agriculture has put off making a decision about applying new heat stress assessment measures to the live sheep trade. The decision will ensure the welfare of Australian sheep continues to be at risk

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Animal Activism and Farming - What's Behind This Story?

28 March 2019

Animal Activism and Farming - What's Behind This Story?

Farmers are angry about the recent spate of farm invasions by animal activists. A dairy farm, intensive piggery and a feedlot have been targeted as well as a cattle sale in progress at Muchea Livestock Centre.

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Overgrown horns are a serious welfare issue

28 March 2019

Overgrown horns are a serious welfare issue

In January, a man was found guilty of cruelty in Kalgoorlie Magistrate’s Court over a bull with an ingrown horn and was fined $3,000.

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Farm Animal Welfare Seminar - Horned Cattle Focus

28 March 2019

Farm Animal Welfare Seminar - Horned Cattle Focus

Improving poll gene testing in Australian cattle was one of the topics explored at this year’s RSPCA seminar on farm animal welfare.

The theme this year was “Gene Technology: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”.

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Animal Welfare Science Update - Subscribe Now

28 March 2019

Animal Welfare Science Update - Subscribe Now

Stay up to date with the latest international research on animal welfare, including livestock.

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Live Sheep Export Update

26 November 2018

Live Sheep Export Update

In recent weeks, the federal government granted a licence to RETWA to export live sheep to the Middle East. This has given some producers involved in the live sheep trade reason to express optimism in its future.

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National Standards and Guidelines for Livestock

26 November 2018

National Standards and Guidelines for Livestock

Having national Standards for the welfare of livestock demonstrates Australia’s commitment to basic animal welfare standards.

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Cruelty Reports Involving Commercial Livestock

26 November 2018

Cruelty Reports Involving Commercial Livestock

From time to time, farmers ask how reports about animal cruelty are made and what happens next.

Here is a brief outline.

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Animal Welfare Highlighted at 2018 WA College of Agriculture Conference

26 November 2018

Animal Welfare Highlighted at 2018 WA College of Agriculture Conference

RSPCA takes first steps to foster collaboration to improve understanding and commitment to farm animal welfare.

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