Animal Welfare (Stock Contractors)

Standards- Code of Practice

All NRCA Rodeo Stock Contractor Affiliates are required to comply with the 'Standards For the Care & Treatment of Rodeo Livestock’ (National standard recommended by the National Consultative Committee on Animal Welfare (NCCAW) for managing and controlling rodeos) in QLD, NT, TAS, WA and/or the Code of Practice for Animals used in Rodeo Events in NSW and/or the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (POCTA) Act 1986 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019 in VIC, whilst providing stock to the rodeo and western sports industry in these states.

Policies and standards may vary from state to state and it is the responsibility of the stock contractor to ensure they have read and understood the contents of each state code, which apply to the areas they conduct their stock contracting business.

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Incident Reporting

NRCA Affiliate Stock Contractors are required to record any stock injuries, which may occur during a rodeo performance or organised practice session.

A completed Livestock Incident Report CLICK HERE must be recorded and either faxed, uploaded or emailed to our office OR sent directly to the Rodeo Association/Committee you have supplied your contracting services to within (7) days from the date of injury.