Livestock SA encourages reasonable standards of husbandry and care be taken in the handling and care of livestock and supports the following principles:
- Livestock should not be exposed to unnecessary thirst. Sufficient water should be made available.
- Livestock should not be inappropriately exposed to hunger. Sufficient and appropriate food should be made available.
- Livestock should have reasonable freedom of movement and when resting that the animal be allowed to comfortably rest.
- 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.
- Livestock should be maintained in an environment that will be hygienically maintained and avoidable exposure to preventable diseases be prevented.
- Livestock should be free of physical injuries and where injuries do occur the livestock be humanely treated.
- Livestock should not be exposed to unnecessary pain in their treatment or handling.
- Livestock should not be exposed to unnecessary distress.