Carrying out individual BCS of the herd at key points of the season. Allows assessment of feeding and can be used for targeted dry off.
Carry out an assessment of individual mobs of animals on-farm for ongoing monitoring of BCS trends throughout the season.
Assessment of changes in the herd locomotion score for monitoring purposes or for the identification of lame animals for treatment
Assessment of key indicators during the food safety consultation. This is required to flag any issues or concerns with areas of animal health that may require further investigation
Minimal standard to satisfy the Co-operative difference “Animals” standard. WelFarm is the preferred option. A 30-minute consultation focusing on key metrics and producing an animal health plan
In cases of lameness in herds, where repeated locomotion scoring is failing to achieve meaningful change/results.
An animal cannot be transported at all if:
One of our vets will be able to assess the animal to determine if transport is suitable. If they can determine that the animal’s welfare has not been and will not be compromised during the journey, then they can provide a veterinary certificate. This will be at the veterinarian’s discretion. An animal that is obviously sick or has wounds discharging large amounts of blood or pus will be unlikely to be certified.
If the animal is unable to be certified or transported, then the animal needs to begin a treatment plan, or the animal needs to be humanely slaughtered on the property as soon as practical.
The WelFarm program combines other services detailed above into an overall package.