Updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle Released

The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) have released an updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle, replacing the previous 2009 Code. The Code provides guidance for the care and treatment of dairy cattle, including in relation to nutrition, housing, disease and injury prevention, pain control, and more. The updated Code will be come into effect on April 1st, 2024.