When transporting livestock, it is essential that they are managed in a way that reduces stress and minimises any risks to animal welfare.
Australia has strict Livestock Transport Standards in place to ensure that livestock are well treated when being moved, and people working in the red meat industry must abide by the Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines. In addition, MLA supports farmers and transporters with information and guidance on ensuring animals are well cared for before, during and after transport.
Our protection of animal welfare during transport is equivalent with European standards.
Low stress livestock handling has productivity benefits for farming enterprises. It will deliver improved livestock health…