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Code of Recommendations and Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Sheep

An Edited Version

Introduction

New Zealand's sheep are free of many of the serious debilitating and fatal diseases that affect sheep in other countries.

However, welfare considerations are becoming increasingly important worldwide. This means our access to international markets increasingly depends on our ability to provide quality assurance. Demonstrably high animal welfare standards play a vital part in that assurance.

The Code of Recommendations and Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Sheep complements legislation by outlining the minimum standards that are currently acceptable. We recommend you obtain a full copy from the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, P O Box 2526, Wellington. Phone: 04-474 4129. Fax: 04-498 9888. Email: awac@maf.govt.nz or visit MAF's animal welfare website www.maf.govt.nz/biosecurity/animal-welfare/index.htm.

Contents

Feed, Water, Shade, Shelter and Climate
Other Husbandry Practices
Diseases, parasites and their control
Special Techniques
Home Killing/Humane Slaughter

A PDF version of this document is also available (220 Kb).

 

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