Calf Welfare Suggestion

The standards around livestock welfare are continually evolving. As veterinarians and livestock producers we need to be proactive in this space. A simple means to improve animal welfare on your farm should involve the humane destruction of diseased, sick or dehydrated calves and young stock in a timely manner. A captive bolt gun is a cheap, effective and safe way to carry out this task. The added benefit of a captive bolt gun is that unlike a firearm a license is not required. If you would like to obtain this equipment or want some simple training in regards to its use, feel free to talk to one of our vets.