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5 December 2012

RSPCA Australia is proud to announce the release of the much anticipated RSPCA Australia Animal Welfare Guidelines - Beef Cattle.

RSPCA Australia has set the bar high with these Guidelines and is confident that the innovative, welfare conscious cattle industry of Australia can move towards these important goals and ensure that the welfare of Australian beef cattle continues to improve. These aspirational guidelines are the RSPCA’s vision for Australian beef cattle production practices in years to come.

The path towards continuous improvement set out by these Guidelines will improve the welfare of cattle in the short to medium term through the application of production practices that meet the animal’s behavioural and physiological needs.

In order to encourage uptake of the Guidelines and inspire innovation in key areas of beef cattle production that influence and impact animal welfare on farm, RSPCA Australia has created the Beef Cattle Welfare Challenge and is encouraging producers right across the nation to participate. The Challenge asks producers to nominate significant areas in which they believe they can introduce change and improve welfare, and also asks that they nominate a timeframe to achieve this improvement. Participating in the Challenge is a chance for farmers and producers to show Australia how their management skills or husbandry techniques are helping to improve beef cattle welfare.

By committing to good animal welfare producers can be confident that their animals will benefit, their business will be part of a progressive movement where food is sourced from animals raised to higher welfare standards, their business will be giving consumers what they want and their business will be a leader.

To learn more about the Guidelines or download a Challenge application form please visit the link below.

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