This section contains a welfare potential matrix of the different production systems for dairy cows and calves, as well as a summary of the key welfare issues in both systems for dairy cows and calves.
There are also resources about the welfare of dairy cows (summary and full information sheet) and calves (summary and full information sheet), and how to measure animal welfare outcomes in dairy cows (summary and booklet).
Or find out how Compassion's welfare criteria for dairy cows and calves compare with other welfare schemes here.
How welfare schemes compare to Compassion's criteria for higher welfare - Dairy Cattle
A comprehensive table comparing the various welfare initiatives and how they compare with Compassion's welfare criteria for dairy cows and calves.Download (PDF 0.49MB)
Welfare Outcome Summary - Dairy Cows
Welfare outcomes are an animal-based method of assessing factors that contribute to an animal’s quality of welfare. This information sheet provides a selection of the main…Download (PDF 0.14MB)
Dairy Welfare Outcomes Booklet
Practical guide on the welfare outcomes in dairy cows, which explains what outcomes are, which ones to prioritise, how to carry them out on farm and which targets to aim for.Download (PDF 3.58MB)