LIA-121 Benchmark for Animal Welfare Standards
This document outlines a global animal welfare benchmark to evaluate standards for cattle production. The goal is to drive improvement in animal welfare at scale throughout the cattle industry. To this end, we recognize that there are different systems of cattle farming and current levels of animal welfare vary greatly around the globe. With this benchmark, we have set an initial threshold that represents a basic level of care and have two additional levels that apply to different farm systems and provide higher levels of animal welfare.