Cattle (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB7949)

Section 2 - Calf rearing


The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000 No. 1870) Regulation 6, states that owners and keepers of calves confined for the rearing and fattening shall ensure that, in addition to the requirements set out in Schedule 1, the conditions under which the animals are kept comply with the requirements set out in Schedule 4.
98. Caring for calves, particularly when you buy calves from a number of sources, should be part of your written health and welfare plan. As calves are more susceptible to a number of diseases, good hygiene is essential, particularly with the equipment used artificially to rear calves. You will find more information in Defra's booklet, Improving calf survival (see the Appendix).
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