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This section contains a selection of resources that are designed to inspire and assist organisations wanting to improve the welfare of farm animals in their supply chains. 

These include a range of Information Sheets by species that support the welfare criteria for our Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, as well as a number of reports that provide objective advice on farm animal welfare that can help you make the case for choosing higher welfare systems.

 

Animal Welfare   Laying Hens   Broiler Chickens   Dairy   Pigs   Rabbits  Fish  Beef Cattle   Reports

 

How to develop an Antibiotic Stewardship Programme: A guide for corporates

This document provides guidance on the steps required for food companies to develop an effective Antibiotic Stewardship Programme (ASP).

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Why Combination (Combi) systems are not appropriate for laying hen welfare

A summary of why Combination (Combi) or convertible housing systems are not a suitable alternative cage-free system for laying hens.

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How welfare schemes compare to Compassion's criteria for higher welfare - Laying Hens

A comprehensive table comparing the various welfare initiatives and how they compare with Compassion's welfare criteria for laying hens.

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How welfare schemes compare to Compassion's criteria for higher welfare - Broiler Chickens

A comprehensive table comparing the various welfare initiatives and how they compare with Compassion's welfare criteria for broiler chickens.

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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.

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How welfare schemes compare to Compassion's criteria for higher welfare - Pigs

A comprehensive table comparing the various welfare initiatives and how they compare with Compassion's welfare criteria for sows and meat pigs.

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The Science Driving Change for Broiler Welfare

A video presentation which provides an overview of the science which is driving change for higher welfare broiler production.    

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Indoor free-farrowing systems for sows - practical options

A practical guide on free-farrowing systems for sows, outlining examples of alternatives to the farrowing crate, some of which are already in use on commercial farms.

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Higher Welfare Systems for Laying Hens

A practical guide on alternative cage-free systems that deliver good standards of welfare for laying hens, highlighting the key features that should be incorporated to allow…

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Humane Slaughter of Broiler Chickens

This document provides information on the humane slaughter of broiler chickens, including an overview of the main methods of slaughter in use commercially and recommendations for…

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