By DFC - PLC, Communications Team

Canadian dairy farmers already follow some of the most stringent standards in the world, and the new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle (2023) helps farmers continually improve how they provide the best care to their animals.

The process of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) to update codes is a uniquely Canadian consensus-based, multi-stakeholder approach that ensures transparency, credibility, engagement and scientific rigour, bringing together animal welfare groups, enforcement, government, farmers and other stakeholders with an interest in animal care standards. The new Code of Practice is therefore rooted in available research, practicality on the farm and societal expectations. To look up the new Code, visit