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Animal husbandry

2 February 2021

Livestock SA encourages reasonable standards of husbandry and care be taken in the handling and care of livestock and supports the following principles:

  1. Livestock should not be exposed to unnecessary thirst. Sufficient water should be made available.
  2. Livestock should not be inappropriately exposed to hunger. Sufficient and appropriate food should be made available.
  3. Livestock should have reasonable freedom of movement and when resting that the animal be allowed to comfortably rest.
  4. Livestock should be provided an environment where they are not unnecessarily exposed to temperature extremes and where possible steps to mitigate such exposure are taken.
  5. Livestock should be maintained in an environment that will be hygienically maintained and avoidable exposure to preventable diseases be prevented.
  6. Livestock should be free of physical injuries and where injuries do occur the livestock be humanely treated.
  7. Livestock should not be exposed to unnecessary pain in their treatment or handling.
  8. Livestock should not be exposed to unnecessary distress.