July 4, 2015
The feedlot program involves the National Cattle Feeders’ Association, retailers, processors, veterinarians, the National Farm Animal Care Council and animal welfare specialists.
The Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment Program has been in development for about a year and a half. It is intended to be a companion to the national beef code of practice with dedicated requirements for feedlot animals to assure processors and retailers that cattle are well cared for. It also benefits feedlot operators because well tended animals suffer less sickness and death.