Good animal welfare is an integral part of beef farming and Irish farmers operate to a very high standard. Information on how to optimise calf welfare on dairy beef farms is detailed in Chapter 25 - Animal Welfare(pdf) of the Teagasc Calf rearing manual.
Further details of how to achieve high standards of welfare on beef farms can be found in the Department of Agriculture and Food’s Animal Welfare Guidelines for BEEF FARMERS.(pdf)
In addition, Teagasc recently released a calf welfare publication on the Care of the Calf before Transport or Sale.(pdf)