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Philipps, Lois (2001) Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture. Elm Farm Research Centre Bulletin (55), p. 7.

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A brief report is given of the 4th Network for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture (NAWHOA) workshop at Wageningen in the Netherlands, held in March 2001. The workshop focussed on breeding (especially dairy, pigs and poultry) and feeding, as opposed to yield and productivity, with the emphasis on food quality. Feeding was discussed from two angles: feeding for production, and feeding to protect the animal from disease or parasitic infection.
A vision of the future was described, in which higher prices are gained for fewer animals, better housed and with a regional approach to breeding, processing and marketing.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:animal health, animal welfare, breeding, feeding
Subjects: Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Organic Centre Wales (OCW)
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:10814
Deposited On:19 Jun 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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