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Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed (with Rick Paskal at his feedlot in Picture Butte, Alta.) is getting ready to pilot an animal care assessment tool 
in feedlots across the country.

New animal care assessment tool to measure animal welfare in Canadian feedlots

With the new assessment program, cattle feeders can show consumers exactly 
how they’re ensuring the welfare of their animals

The organization that represents Canada’s cattle feeders is staying one step ahead of changing consumer demands, through a new feedlot animal care assessment program. “The National Cattle Feeders’ Association decided that it wanted to be proactive and develop a national animal care assessment program for feed yards,” said Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed, a feedlot veterinarian […] Read more