Caring for animals is in our companies DNA – with forefathers first running livestock in the remote Murchison area of WA in 1888.
The supply chain is almost 4 years in length, and with such an investment in each animal (both time and money) it is essential that each animal reaches its genetic potential; that they have the opportunity to maximise performance and this won’t occur unless we are genuinely focused on the wellbeing of each animal.
Anthony Fellows - CEO
Protection from pain, injury, suffering and disease and treated if they become ill or injured.
The ability to behave naturally for their species eg. Play, run, dig, jump, fly etc.
A suitable diet. This can include feeding appropriately for the animals life stage and feeding a suitable amount to prevent obesity or malnourishment, as well as access to fresh clean water.
The ability to be housed with, or apart from, other animals as appropriate for the species.
A suitable environment. This should include the right type of home with a comfortable place to rest and hide as well as space to exercise and explore.
Trucksafe Animal Welfare is an audited quality assurance program for livestock transport. It covers animal welfare, food safety and traceability. It is fully auditable and is built around the quality assurance principles contained in international standards and also uses hazard analysis of critical control points.
Animal Welfare is focused on humane transportation of the stock, on how to prevent disease, stress and contamination problems when moving them, on making sure the ‘paddock to plate’ traceability for livestock is supported during the journey and on the eating quality and safety of the final meat product.