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Safe transport is a key concern for consumers and the main reason for calls to the minister of agriculture.

Better animal welfare is also better for your bottom line

Consumers are beginning to demand higher animal welfare standards 
for livestock — but improving welfare isn’t ‘rocket science’

Animal welfare and beef cattle productivity are “inseparable,” says a federal research scientist. “Sick animals are not productive animals,” said Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein. “Incidences of sickness and lost performance are really heavily linked to welfare.” Stressors like castration, transportation, weaning, and handling have been linked to things like slower rate of gain, greater chance of […] Read more