Feeding plans

The Feed Management Plan  is intended to assist the producer with documentation of those practices that affect animal welfare. Providing animals with a balanced and species appropriate diet of nutrients is essential for their overall health and well-being. This includes providing them with adequate amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. 

Nutrients management plan

Nutrient management plans (NMPs) are used to help farmers efficiently meet their production objectives and protect the environment. Plans provide balanced recommendations for farmers on which nutrient sources to apply and what rates they should be applied at. Use of innovative approaches to minimise nutrient release, optimal pH for nutrient uptake, circular agriculture.

Appropriate management of farming residues

Appropriate management of farming residues involves making use of the crops and animal products left over after harvest or slaughter. Strategies for managing these residues may include composting, burning, mulching or using them as animal feed. Proper management of these residues is important to ensure that the land is properly managed, soil fertility is maintained, and the environment is protected from pollution. e.g., seeding on residues.

Reduction of fertiliser use in arable crops

Nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous are essential for crop production. This is an agricultural practice in which farmers reduce or eliminate the use of synthetic fertilisers on their arable crops. This practice helps to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution, as it reduces the amount of artificial chemicals and pollutants that are released into the environment. It also has the potential to increase the sustainability of agriculture, as it reduces the cost of inputs and increases the profitability of farming.

Animal health prevention and control plans

Animal health prevention and control plans are strategies created to protect the health of animals and prevent the spread of diseases. These plans can include vaccinations, quarantines, inspections, and biosecurity protocols to prevent infectious agents from entering animal populations. They can also include routine health checks, parasite control, nutrition plans, and other strategies to ensure optimal health for the animals.

Selective breeding

Selective breeding can help increase robustness, fertility, longevity and adaptability in animals. This can be done by selecting animals that are genetically predisposed to having good health and traits that are desirable for the particular species.

Enriched environment for livestock

An enriched environment for livestock is a living space that provides animals with extra stimulation or resources to enrich their environment, such as access to fresh grass, hay, or natural sunlight. This type of environment is designed to promote better health, well-being, and overall quality of life for the animals by giving them more space to roam, access to natural resources, and opportunities for socialization (e.g. rooting for pigs, perching, nest-building materials, etc.)

Reduced stocking denisty

Reduced stocking density for livestock is a management practice that involves reducing the number of animals that are kept in a given area. This can help to prevent overgrazing and improve the health of the soil, vegetation, and animals. It can also help to conserve resources and reduce environmental impact.

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