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Gold Standards III Address Animal Welfare

March 28, 2012
 
 

Housing, nutrition and other areas are covered.

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s (DCHA) recently released Gold Standards III marks the first time a dairy calf organization has addressed animal welfare standards for rearing young dairy livestock.
 
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“Animal welfare is a critical issue to the U.S. dairy industry,” says Vance Kells, a Kansas calf raiser, DCHA board member and chairman of the Gold Standards III committee. “As the industry trade association representing replacement animals, we felt it was important for DCHA to publish a set of welfare standards specific to calves and heifers.”
 
The standards focus on animal welfare for U.S. dairy calves and heifers from birth to freshening, including:

Veterinary involvement

- Colostrum management

- Housing

- Nutrition

- Handling

- Transportation

- Vaccination

- Drug therapy

- Parasite control

- Elective medical procedures

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FEATURED IN: Dairy Today - April 2012
RELATED TOPICS: Dairy, Livestock, Animal Welfare

 
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