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Økologisk mælk med mere dyrevelfærd

Project: Research

  • Økologisk Landsforening
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Description

The aim of the project is to develop animal welfare assessment tools which can document on initiatives to improve animal welfare in organic dairy production actually leads to improved animal welfare. Focus is on new animal welfare indicators that can demonstrate improvements in animal welfare and thus helps to characterize a credible organic milk production. In cooperation with Organic Denmark registrations winter and summer in 2017 for four organic herds is conducted. Animal welfare indicators is selected to measure efforts in those problem areas that the four organic farmers have chosen to focus on. There are recorded known welfare protocols providing aggregated welfare assessments at herd level. Information on both resource-based and animal-based welfare indicators is used to examine differences in welfare at herd level between summer and winter. The four involved farmers interviewed about their ideas for the development of animal welfare in organic milk when they have seen their results winter and summer with different welfare assessments. Tools are developed for assessing and document animal welfare on the farm during summer and winter.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/201731/12/2017

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