News and analysis for the global poultry industry.
Industry News & Trends / Poultry Welfare / Broiler Husbandry / Europe
on July 26, 2022

Broiler welfare compared under different production systems

Welfare of chickens can be affected more by individual farm management factors than by the perceived animal welfare credentials of the production system, researchers in the Netherlands have found.

According to recently published Dutch research, health and well-being scores were on average slightly improved for broilers kept in higher welfare production systems, although other factors had a bigger impact than the system.

Furthermore, there was potential to improve welfare under all three systems examined, the research revealed. 

In the…

To view the full article, please register or login.

Advertisement