RSPCA welfare standards for dairy cattle

RSPCA welfare standards for dairy cattle cover © RSPCA Farm Animals Department

Our detailed RSPCA welfare standards have been developed to represent good practice in the care and welfare of dairy cattle at all stages of their lives.

RSPCA welfare standards for dairy cattle (PDF 4.9MB)

View the RSPCA welfare standards for dairy cattle online

RSPCA cattle standards technical advisory group

Members of the advisory group are selected on the basis of the specific expertise they bring to the group in different areas of cattle care. Members include:

  • Emily Coughlan (RSPCA ruminants specialist)
  • Sophie Collins (RSPCA ruminants specialist)
  • Joe Bailey (RSPCA Assured)
  • Brian Pocknee (Chair)
  • Tim Brigstocke (Independent Consultant)
  • David Roberts (SRUC)
  • Hamish Anderson (Independent Consultant)
  • Dick Sibley (West Ridge Veterinary Practice)
  • Nick Bell (Independant Consultant)
  • A representative of RSPCA field staff (Farm Livestock Officers) who monitor RSPCA Assured scheme members

For more information on the group's discussions download: