Animal Welfare: Above and Beyond
ZQ Animal Welfare Standards:
Free from Thirst:
Every ZQ sheep is nurtured in a way that allows them to forage freely, ensuring they’re well-fed and resilient against natural stresses like extreme weather. The result? Sheep that have consistent access to clean water and the right nutrition.
Free to Live Naturally:
Our sheep are free-range champions, roaming vast open pastures, typically with more than an acre of space each. But they’re social animals and prefer to explore with their mates. With the abundant land and minimal human intervention, they truly enjoy a natural life.
Free from Discomfort:
Though sheep have naturally evolved to withstand a range of weather conditions, thanks to their woolly fleece, we believe in going the extra mile. ZQ growers ensure sheep are protected from any distress by providing ample shade and shelter at all times.
Free from Distress:
Mulesing? Not on our watch. This painful procedure is strictly prohibited on ZQ farms. Every ZQ grower prioritises the sheep’s well-being, ensuring their handling is gentle, and facilities are top-notch, posing no risk of injury.
Free from Disease:
With a lineage of stockmanship knowledge passed through generations, ZQ growers are adept at monitoring their flock. Regular checks are in place to swiftly diagnose and prevent any health issues, ensuring our sheep are healthy and thriving.