This code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of sheep. It provides guidance for managers, stockmen and others on a range of requirements for the welfare of sheep, including requirements concerning:
- food and water
- shelters and accommodation
- management practices
- protection from climatic extremes and predators
- health and well-being
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. It provides guidance on how to meet your legal obligations to treat animals humanely. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Providing that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.
Please contact the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain level of compliance (if any) that may be required.