Canada's beef cattle producers care about their animals, it's always top of mind. The VBP+ program animal care module helps certified operations validate practices meeting the National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle in their production systems.
Producers seeking VBP+ certified operation status must meet specific animal care outcomes and keep records related to the care and health of their animals.
Animal Care: What does it mean on your farm
Meeting the VBP+ animal care requirements on your operation can help in a number of ways:
- Provide proof your practices are implemented and cattle are managed appropriately;
- Meet customer and consumer expectations on animal care practices through a program informed by relevant science and research;
- Understanding outcomes can assist those who need help to adjust and work toward adopting responsible practices.
- Updating practices builds on our industry's excellent reputation for producing quality humanely raised beef cattle.
To learn more about Animal Care and the Beef Code, explore the links below or contact the VBP+ coordinator in your province or region.
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