Tag: livestock

Livestock voyage conditions may be reviewed

Changes to bedding and assessment protocols on live export voyages are being considered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, following a controversial journey and calls by Vets Against Live Export (VALE). The department told The Veterinarian it is establishing a technical advisory committee to review the Australian Standards […]

Grandin’s advice for Australian live export industry

Livestock slaughter expert Temple Grandin has recommended abattoirs install video surveillance to reduce cruelty. Grandin was in Cairns recently to address the AVA conference, and she told Bush Telegraph that Australia should have more power to monitor slaughter facilities abroad when engaged in live exports. She said companies such as […]

Organic farming: where are the vets?

An unexpected aspect of the growth in popularity of organic farming has revealed a lack of vets trained to treat organically farmed animals. This shortage was highlighted recently in the US, and has also been recognised in the UK. With growing public concern about intensively farmed animals, and a rise […]