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Issue Group Production Stage Welfare Issue
Transport / Handling Transport to Slaughterhouse Handling / Movement of Animals
Transport to Slaughterhouse Stress & Injury during transport
Transport Journey Time
Lairage Handling / Movement of Animals
Stunning & Slaughter Handling / Movement of Animals
Genetics Dairy Cow Reduced Longevity of Dairy Cow
Dairy Cow Extreme Genetics - selection for high milk yields
Suckler Cow Sire selection for high meat yields / caesarian section
Health Dairy Cow Mastitis
Dairy Cow Lameness
Indoor Growing / Finishing Vaccination / Health Programme
Calf - 1st 24 hours       Colostrum Quality / Availability / Timing
Dairy Cow Metabolic Disorders
Dairy Cow Feed Composition (Balance - fibre / concentrates) / Metabolic Disorders
Management / Husbandry Dairy Cow Comfortable Lying Area - bedding
Dairy Cow Comfortable lying area - appropriate size for cow
Indoor Growing / Finishing Floor - Bedding / Slats
Indoor Growing / Finishing Space Allowance
Indoor Growing / Finishing Opportunity to perform natural behaviour
Indoor Growing / Finishing Handling System
Calf Rearing Housing Environment
Suckler Cow Provision of Feed
Dairy Cow Tethering
Stun / Slaughter Stunning & Slaughter Effectiveness of Stun - Captive Bolt (also add other systems)
Mutilations Calf Rearing / Growing Dis-budding & Dehorning
Indoor Growing / Finishing Castration
Regional / Hot Climates Suckler Cow Provision of Water
Outdoor Growing / Finishing Access to Shelter / Shade

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