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Sheep and goat welfare code

​​​Jersey has codes of practice for the welfare of sheep and goats.

The codes are intended to ensure the welfare of animals and to encourage those responsible for looking after these animals to adopt the highest standards of husbandry.

5 basic needs

The codes of practice take account of 5 basic needs, known as the "5 Freedoms". The "Freedoms" are:

  • freedom from hunger and thirst
  • freedom from discomfort
  • freedom from pain, injury or disease
  • freedom to express normal behaviour
  • freedom from fear or distress

Additional guidelines

  • shearing
  • grazing
  • fencing
  • foot care
  • dehorning
  • artificial rearing
  • stockmanship

Further information

Jersey Code of Practice for the welfare​ of sheep
Jersey Code of Practice for the welfare of sheep Portuguese translation

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