Farm animal welfare in an economic context

R.B.M. Huirne, M. den Ouden

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Abstract

Consumers show a growing interest in the quality of agricultural products and the manner of production and distribution, including issues such as animal welfare, food safety and environmental pollution. Demands of this type refer to a large extent to the upstream farm stages of the so-called supply chain, requiring that those consumer preferences be incorporated in all stages involved. To anticipate this development, the potential structural and economic effects on the stages of the supply chain should be explored. Regarding product development policies, trade-offs have to be made between preferences and profitability. This paper elaborates on animal welfare in the pork chain, including the evaluation of its perception and economics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Workshop 5 on Sustainable Animal Production and Animal Behaviour, FAL, Mariensee, September 4-5, 2000
Pages71-80
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • animal welfare
  • animal husbandry
  • agricultural economics
  • pigs

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    Huirne, R. B. M., & den Ouden, M. (2002). Farm animal welfare in an economic context. In Proceedings of Workshop 5 on Sustainable Animal Production and Animal Behaviour, FAL, Mariensee, September 4-5, 2000 (pp. 71-80) http://agriculture.de/acms1/conf6/ws5aeconom.htm