The Draft Goat Code of Practice is now open for public comment ahead of a Feb. 22 deadline.
“Whether you have a small herd or a large herd, the impact of the revised Goat Code of Practice on your farm will be the same,” stated Ontario Goat President Dirk Boogerd. “It is important for goat farmers to remember that the final Goat Code of Practice will be the minimum standard of care expected on your farm,” he added.
The Code development and review process is led by the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC). The Goat Code Development committee had broad representation among industry stakeholders, including meat, dairy and fibre goat producers from Ontario.
The Draft Goat Code of Practice is now posted on-line for to review and to provide feedback and comments.
The final code is expected to be released in Fall 2021.