You may need to comply with this code if you keep all ages and types of cattle, whether kept commercially or as a hobby.
This code contains information and guidelines to provide minimum acceptable standards of animal welfare for cattle. The code promotes agreed animal welfare standards for cattle by defining acceptable cattle management practices, and encouraging considerate and efficient treatment and handling of cattle in all types of production systems.
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Proving that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge of cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.