Archive of: Livestock Welfare

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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On-farm Inspector Work and Biosecurity

26 November 2018

On-farm Inspector Work and Biosecurity

Biosecurity is an important part of everyday farm work. The RSPCA WA Inspectors work to administer the Animal Welfare Act 2002 under which they are required to take reasonable precautions not to spread disease.

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Welfare Tips

26 November 2018

Welfare Tips

Recently, a grazier was found guilty of animal cruelty because a cow’s overgrown horn had pierced its eye.

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RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2019

26 November 2018

RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2019

Save the date! RSPCA Australia’s 2019 Animal Welfare Seminar will be held on Friday 22 February 2019 at the Alastair Swayne Theatre at Canberra Airport.

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Animal Welfare Amendments in WA

21 August 2018

Animal Welfare Amendments in WA

One of the most important issues in animal welfare at the moment is the current discussion about the State’s animal welfare laws. The legislation that covers matters relating to the welfare of animals in all kinds of settings in the community, including farms, saleyards and abattoirs, is the Animal Welfare Act 2002.

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New Australian Saleyards Standards, but not for WA

21 August 2018

New Australian Saleyards Standards, but not for WA

The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Saleyards and Depots were finalised in February this year but won’t apply to WA without amendments to the Animal Welfare Act.

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Pain relief product can now be used for cattle

21 August 2018

Pain relief product can now be used for cattle

Tri-solfen has been registered as an approved pain-relief drug for use during dehorning and disbudding of beef cattle and dairy cows.

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