Resource Centre - Producers
British Columbia Farm Animal Care Council
Codes of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals
The Codes are national guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. They promote sound management and welfare practices through recommendations and requirements for housing, management, transportation, processing and other animal husbandry practices.
The Codes are being revised through the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) Code development process that ensures credibility through scientific rigour, collaboration of all key stakeholders and consistency of approach.
Following is a list of the available Codes of Practice, with year they were released. Visit NFACC’s web site for more details on the Code development process.
- Dairy Cattle
- Farmed Deer
- Veal Calves
- Beef Cattle
- Chickens, Turkeys and Breeders
- Poultry - Layers
If you have questions about, or would like to suggest a resource please contact the BCFACC office.
Do you have questions or concerns about farm animal care? Call the BC Farm Animal Care Line at 1-877-828-5486.