Common Questions About Agriculture – Answered!

Animal welfare refers to the conditions in which an animal is raised. Animal welfare is important to ranchers because animals that are properly cared for will be healthier and more productive. According to the Animal Agriculture Alliance, “Producers take their ethical obligation to providing the best quality care to their animals very seriously.” This Alliance has defined a list of Animal Care Principles for producers that includes “access to food and water, health and veterinary care, appropriate environmental and living conditions, implementing science- based husbandry practices, using proper handling practices and providing comfortable and sanitary transportation to avoid stress."