AgMemo - Livestock news, August 2019

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The risks of transporting cattle in late-stage pregnancy

It is important that female cattle have their pregnancy status checked by a competent stock person or vet before being transported.

There is significant risk of harming the cows and unborn calves when transporting them in late-stage pregnancy. This is also an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2002.

Visit the department’s website for information on Risks of transporting cattle in late-stage pregnancy and Animal Welfare or contact Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, development officer (Pilbara) Stephanie Coombes on +61 (0)8 9194 1430 or