Animal welfare has always been a cornerstone of good dairy farm practice. Increasingly, the quantification of the level of welfare on farms is necessary for assurance schemes for producers, retailers, consumers and the public. Welfare indicators have been developed by many different research and industry groups, often with different purposes and frameworks.
However, in some cases, cows on the same farm are assessed by many organisations using indicators for different purposes. Milk processors may also be supplying retailers with different requirements. To make the most efficient use of assessment effort, welfare indicators could be harmonised across schemes and integrated so that all organisations can make use of the information.
The aim of this workshop is to discuss current frameworks and how integration and harmonisation of indicators might be achieved. This webinar is part of a series of webinars in cooperation with ICAR and IDF.