Animal welfare is everyone's responsibility
Transport is stressful for cows. Cull dairy cattle need careful preparation and management before, during and after transportation. Otherwise, they are at increased risk of going down (and being unable to stand or walk) on the truck or at the processor.
Everyone involved has a role to play in animal welfare. Whether you are a farmer, veterinarian, stock agent, transporter, saleyard operator, or work for a processing company, make sure you’re doing your part to ensure cull cows have a comfortable, safe journey, and arrive fit and healthy.
Good planning and communication are essential.
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