Educational video could improve the welfare of millions of broilers

Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2019
Source: 
University of Bristol

The welfare of millions of broiler chickens could be improved thanks to an educational video to help farmers identify and encourage positive welfare in broilers. The video has been created following collaborative work by The Co-op, their chicken supplier, Two Sisters Food Group, and research partners the University of Bristol and FAI Farms.

Over the last four years, The Co-op has partnered with the Bristol Veterinary School and FAI Farms to undertake research into the assessment of broiler behaviour by farmers.  This research highlighted gaps in the current training provided to new broiler farmers. Firstly, around the importance of observing broiler behaviour and secondly, how farmers could improve welfare through the encouragement of positive behaviours.

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