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    Opinion on the welfare of cattle kept for beef production

    Citation

    & Butterworth, A, 2019, ‘Opinion on the welfare of cattle kept for beef production’. DEFRA Farm Animal Welfare Committee

    Abstract

    This Opinion considers the welfare of animals involved in the beef industry including dairy-derived beef calves and cows, and veal calves, up to but not including slaughter.

    The aims are:
    To identify contemporary good practice in each of the major beef production systems within the context of animal health and welfare.
    To highlight areas within the industry where (a) welfare could be improved through practical changes in animal husbandry; (b) cattle welfare may be threatened.

    Full details in the University publications repository