There are a number of different accreditation schemes for wool and sheep meat producers. These schemes all vary in their specific requirements, but a consistent theme throughout them all is a focus on farming best practice and high animal welfare standards. Numnuts can help achieve these goals, by giving lambs the best start in life by reducing the pain that otherwise accompanies necessary husbandry proceedures.
Below, we’ve highlighted where Numnuts can help you meet the requirements of the RWS.
According to the RWS document Responsible Wool Standard 2.1 [RAF-101a-V2.1-2020.05.01]:
Section C – Animal Welfare Criteria
AW3. Animal Management (pages 22-24)
Animals are managed in a way that promotes good health and prevents disease. Sick or injured animals are treated. Husbandry operations are carried in a way that minimizes pain and distress.
AW3.9.1 For all methods [of castration], pain relief shall be applied when suitable pain relief is available.
AW3.10.1 For all methods [of tail docking], pain relief shall be applied when suitable pain relief is available.