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Provide Input on Beef Cattle Code of Practice

29 May 2012

CANADA - Beef cattle owners and others with an interest in animal care and welfare have an opportunity to provide their input into the redevelopment of Canada’s beef cattle Code of Practice through an online survey.

The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting the survey to gain stakeholder insights on the Codes of Practice, and views on the care and handling of beef cattle. Producer participation is important.

To complete this confidential 10-minute survey, visit the NFACC website and click on the survey link.

The redevelopment of the beef cattle Code is part of a NFACC multi-year project to renew several of the Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals. A key factor for successfully renewing the Codes is achieving buy-in, particularly from industry as they are expected to follow the Code. This is done through:

  • having industry initiate the development of their Code;
  • ensuring that Code Development Committee members bring a broad range of expertise and industry knowledge;
  • providing opportunities for all stakeholders to provide input.

The lead organization responsible for facilitating the beef cattle Code is the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). “Broad stakeholder input is important in this process to make sure all concerns are on the table for the committee to consider,” explains Ryder Lee, industry liaison on the Beef Cattle Code of Practice Committee and CCA Manager of Federal and Provincial Relations. “This will help in writing a Code that is practical, science informed and relevant.”

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