Brief History of the Codes
The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Dairy Cattle was released in 2009.
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Section 1 Accommodation, Housing, and Handling Facilities
Section 2 Feed and Water
Section 3 Health and Welfare Management
Section 4 Husbandry Practices
Section 5 Transportation
Section 6 Euthanasia
Appendix A - Assembly Yards and Sales Yards
Appendix B - Temperature - Humidity Index Table
Appendix C - Flowchart for Evaluating Free Stalls
Appendix D - Flowchart for Evaluating Tie Stalls
Appendix E - Body Condition Scoring Chart
Appendix F - Gait Scoring System for Dairy Cows
Appendix G - Guidelines for Dealing with Compromised Cattle
Appendix H - Should this Animal be Loaded?
Appendix I - Livestock Transport Consignment Form
Appendix J - Euthanasia of Cattle
Appendix K - Resources for Further Information
Appendix L - Participants
Scientific Committee Report (2009)