Dialogue between farmers and experts regarding farm animal welfare. Farmers' juries in Norway, the Netherlands and Italy

B.B. Bock (Editor), P. Swagemakers (Editor), E. Jacobsen (Editor), P. Ferrari (Editor)

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Abstract

The main objective of this report is to evaluate farmers' responses to and acceptance of the Welfare Quality assessment and monitoring system, its grading system and use for product information. It is important to determine how farmers perceive the tool because they will be among main users, and their acceptance is essential for its successful implementation. The Welfare Quality team developing this tool also needs to know which aspects evoke farmers' interest and trust as well as those causing concern and distrust. We also need insight into their reasoning and motives for acceptance or refusal. Since opinions on and understanding of animal welfare differ between Northern, Western and Southern Europe we organized pig farmers' juries in 3 countries representing these geographic differences: the Netherlands, Norway and Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCardiff
PublisherCardiff University Press
Number of pages142
ISBN (Print)9781908442017
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameWelfare quality reports
PublisherCardiff University Press
No.no. 17
ISSN (Print)1749-5164

Keywords

  • pig farming
  • stockmen
  • farmers' attitudes
  • animal welfare
  • human-animal relationships
  • italy
  • norway
  • netherlands
  • animal production
  • pigs

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