Livestock Species

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Association

A partnership between Alberta's major livestock groups to focus on improved livestock handling and responsible animal care. This site provides livestock handling and care guidelines, reports, training programs, animal welfare curriculum for agricultural colleges, and more.


Farm Animal Welfare and Behaviour

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Links to fact sheets, research and organizations focused on animal behavior research and on farm animal care.


ARS logo Animal Well-Being and Stress Control Systems

USDA, Agricultural Research Service.

This Web site describes ARS research initiatives in the area of farm animal well-being and stress.


An angus cow The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals and Farm Animal Worker Training Programs

Federation for Animal Science Societies

This site contains the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching (Ag Guide), and species-specific educational modules for livestock, poultry, and horses. The Ag Guide can also be ordered in a print version.


Farm Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) United Kingdom.

Standards for welfare of animals on-farm, during transport, at markets and at slaughter.


Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Association

A partnership between Alberta, Canada's major livestock groups to focus on improved livestock handling and responsible animal care. This site provides livestock handling and care guidelines, reports, training programs, animal welfare curriculum for agricultural colleges, and more.