Assessing the welfare and feeding behaviour of horned and polled sheep and cattle during live export

Project Code:  B.LIV.0242

Year of Published: 2007

This report provides an overview of the behaviour, welfare and management of sheep and cattle with and without horns and the mixing or segregation of horned and polled livestock during sea voyages.

This report provides an overview of the behaviour, welfare and management of sheep and cattle with and without horns and the mixing or segregation of horned and polled livestock during sea voyages.

The report found there were no detrimental effects on mixed groups in comparison to segregated groups. The project also developed a technique for the long-term video monitoring of livestock on voyages.

Keywords: Cattle, Sheep, Dairy, On-board/transport, Transport

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