How can we tell if cattle raised at pasture have a good quality of life?

July 7, 2020 4:01 pm

CSIRO are interested in what YOU think about the quality of life of beef cattle raised in Australian pasture-based production systems. We would also like your opinion on which parts of an animal’s environment and experiences you think are most important and should be measured when determining quality of life. You do not need to have any experience with beef cattle to get involved.

Your opinions will help the CSIRO animal welfare team develop an effective and meaningful tool for Australian beef producers to benchmark quality of life in cattle raised on pasture. Benchmarking is a tool that can be used by the beef industry to measure and compare the quality of life experienced by cattle across different properties and regions and to demonstrate how farmers can go above and beyond the minimum requirements. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts, please consider completing this anonymous survey which should take approximately 10-15 minutes. You must be an Australian resident aged 18 years or older to be eligible to participate.

Complete the Survey Here