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Resources

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.

 

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SUMMARY - Group housing systems for dry sows

A summary of our technical information sheet on the topic in a simpler, easy to read format.

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Nutritional Benefits of Higher Welfare Products

One of the main reasons cited by consumers for purchasing higher-welfare animal products is a perception that they are healthier.

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What is Animal Welfare?

Animal welfare can be a difficult concept to understand because it has no single definition and can mean different things to different people.

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SUMMARY - Free Farrowing Systems

A summary of our technical information sheet on the topic in a simpler, easy to read format.

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SUMMARY - Tail Docking and Tail Biting

A summary of our technical information sheet on the topic in a simpler, easy to read format.

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SUMMARY - Tooth Resection

A summary of our technical information sheet on the topic in a simpler, easy to read format.

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Farm Assurance Schemes and Animal Welfare

Consumers are increasingly concerned about the welfare of animals produced for food and are confused by the labelling of animal products.

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Broiler leg health plan

Leg health plan for broiler chickens, explaining ‘gait scoring’ and how to carry it out.

Download (PDF 0.09MB)

Milk production in the EU

Full technical information sheet. Suitable for readers with some prior knowledge or wanting to learn about the topic in more detail. 

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Egg production in the EU

Full technical information sheet. Suitable for readers with some prior knowledge or wanting to learn about the topic in more detail.

Download (PDF 0.11MB)