By DFC - PLC, Communications Team

The members of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) agree that the Code of Practice for each livestock group needs to be updated about every 10 years or so, with a check-in at the five-year mark. The last Dairy Code was published in 2009, and the Scientific Committee had made recommendations on scientific research to pursue at the time. Since then, there has been quite a bit of scientific research done, which justifies reviewing the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle. The new draft Code is the result of Canada’s unique consensus-based approach, which brings together all relevant stakeholders with an interest in animal care standards, who look at science and the Canadian society's values. On November 29, 2021, a 60-day Comment Period was opened for anyone to review the new Draft Code. (To learn more: