on August 8, 2014
Managing non-beak-trimmed cage-free layer flocks in Austria
How one country with small layer farms successfully transitioned out of beak-trimming in a market that prefers cage-free eggs.
Animal rights activists in many European countries have made the practice of beak trimming poultry one of their prime targets.
“There is a big debate about beak trimming in the Netherlands and the U.K. and it has already been banned in Sweden and Norway,” said Dr. Knut Niebuhr, assistant professor…