Real Welfare review meetings get underway

This week will see the start of a series of meetings examining some of the elements of Real Welfare that have been judged worthy of further investigation following feedback from those using the assessment process.

The main issues up for discussion at the meeting on Tuesday (October 29) will be: the value of the data collected on minor tail lesions and body marks; a redesign of the environmental enrichment measure; and the sampling procedures used in Real Welfare assessments.

Those attending the meeting have been invited from across the industry and will include vets and producers.

BPEX research project manager Katja Stoddart said all sectors involved would be represented.

“We have captured all the points that have been raised and this meeting will start the process of addressing them,” she added.

“Once we’ve come to some conclusions, they’ll all be presented to the industry at a series of roadshows in the New Year.”

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