Cattle Public Consultation

Public consultation for the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle ran from March to August 2013.

Views were sought from interested parties about how the:

  • draft cattle welfare standards will ensure the welfare of cattle
  • associated Consultation RIS demonstrates the need for the standards, and identifies the key costs and benefits for cattle producers, government and the wider community.

Major submissions are publicly available on this website here:

Documents and discussion papers

The following documents were made available:

The discussion papers below explain the basis for making decisions about key welfare issues for cattle. The papers include the relevant standards and guidelines for each topic and follow a uniform structure that allows for an easy appraisal of the issues including the decision-making framework, a review of science and a comparison of national organisational and international policies and positions.

For more information on the public consultation, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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