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STATUTORY LEVY WORKSHOP 16 MAY 2013. Presented by Prof Gareth Bath, Chairman. Background: LWCC established in 1978 Financial subvention by the Meat Board Chairman and secretarial functions From 2010, funding from RMI via MSMS. LWCC SUMMARY OF OBJECTIVES.

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Presented by prof gareth bath chairman

STATUTORY LEVY WORKSHOP 16 MAY 2013

Presented by Prof Gareth Bath, Chairman

  • Background:

  • LWCC established in 1978

  • Financial subvention by the Meat Board

  • Chairman and secretarial functions

  • From 2010, funding from RMI via MSMS


Presented by prof gareth bath chairman

LWCC SUMMARY OF OBJECTIVES

Promote humane treatment of livestock at every phase

Identify organisations active in this process

Encourage these organisations to participate

Define terminology

Develop standards, norms & codes

Promote effective legislation

Get acceptance of livestock welfare

Involvement in activities that promote livestock welfare


Presented by prof gareth bath chairman

LWCC FINANCIAL SUMMARY

2011/12 & 2012/13


Presented by prof gareth bath chairman

LWCC MEMBERSHIP

(objectives 1, 2 and 3)

  • DAFF*, DAWS(UP), FVS(UP), GDARD, IMQAS*, LAWA, MPO, NERPO, NFMT, NSPCA, NWGA, RMAA, RMIF, RPO, SABS, SAFA, SAFLA, SAOBC, SAPPO, SAPS, SASB, SAVA (22)

  • * Returned or new

  • AGRISA, DTI: Left or dropped

  • IFAW: Approached but declined

  • SAMGA: Pending (accepted)

  • CIWF: Refused application

  • SAPA: Under discussion (funding)


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LWCC POLICY STATEMENTS

(objectives 1, 4 and 5)

  • Traditional & Religious Slaughter methods

  • Livestock Welfare Issues to be considered with Livestock Predator Control

  • Bull and Boar Stunning Guidelines

  • Dehydration Assessment & Action Guide

  • Dehorning of Cattle by Caustic chemical Agents

  • Electro-immobilisation of Livestock

  • Consequences of Genetic Selection Policies for Livestock Animal Welfare


Presented by prof gareth bath chairman

LWCC POLICY STATEMENTS

(objectives 1, 4 and 5)

  • Immuno-castration of Pigs

  • Teeth Grinding in Ruminants

  • Export of Live Animals Intended for Slaughter

  • Under development:

  • Mulesing of Wool Sheep

  • Animal Welfare consequences of Stock Theft

  • Castration of bulls using the “Callicrate”


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LWCC ISSUES UNDER DISCUSSION OR DEVELOPMENT (objectives 1, 5, 6 and 7)

  • Code for mohair goats

  • Code for milch goats

  • Disaster Management

  • Kosher slaughter methods

  • SABS Standards for Pigs

  • SABS Standards for Transport

  • SABS Standards for Sales yards

  • Emergency Slaughter

  • Stunning to bleeding guidelines

  • Feedlot Audit Reports

  • Athole Cattle Deaths


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LWCC LIAISON & EXTENSION

(objectives 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)

  • Access to codes and advice

  • New Zealand

  • Australia

  • Britain

  • National

  • Training manuals inventory

  • Articles & talks


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LWCC AWARDS

(Thank you for long time service)

  • Freek Tomlinson

  • Michael Levien

  • HymEbedes

  • Renier van Dyk

  • Celeste Houseman

  • OosieOosthuizen