Following extensive consultation with researchers, producers and industry, the revised Beef Code of Conduct has been rolled out. In it, ranchers and feedlot owners alike will see some changes, some of which are recommended and others that are required moving forward into 2016.
A document that’s nearly 70 pages long can seem a little overwhelming, so the Beef Research School is here to help. In this video, Ryder Lee, with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, walks you through how the new Code was shaped and decided on, what you’ll see different in the layout and what that means. He also runs through the key changes to the Code, the increased focus on herd health and pain management, and the phase-in periods for requirements.
The process of developing the Code also highlighted some areas where the industry would like to see more research, which will be helpful in the long-term. Lee also discusses how the Code’s recommendations are a mix of tools that are available, practical and science-based and extensive enough to fit with any operation. View this discussion below.
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