HEALTH & WELFARE
Animals are the heart of every dairy farm and their health and welfare is of critical importance to our farmers. The framework we use to understand and assess animal welfare is referred to as the Five Domains Model.
To help ensure animals have a ‘life worth living’ they must have the opportunity to have positive experiences and those responsible for the care of animals need to provide them with environments that not only allow, but encourage animals to express behaviours that are rewarding.
The four physical domains are directly referenced here and the fifth domain is indirectly referenced as overall wellbeing.