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Evaluation of three family farms producing organic eggs in southern Brazil: animal welfare and biosecurity.


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Escosteguy, Angela and Bossardi, Melissa (2011) Evaluation of three family farms producing organic eggs in southern Brazil: animal welfare and biosecurity. [Avaliação de três famílias de produtores orgânicos de ovos no sul do Brasil: bem estar animal e biosegurança.] Lecture at: 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress, Republik of Korea, Sep. 26 - Oct. 5, 2011.

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Three family farms producing organic eggs with 5,000, 250 and 100 birds, of the species Gallus gallus domesticus, have been studied. The farms are located in southern Brazil. The study was aimed at evaluating aspects of animal welfare and biosafety due to the increasing importance that these issues are taking on in the society today. The farms with fewer animals (250 and 100) showed better results, as far as animal welfare is concerned, than that property with 5,000 chickens, but the three farms showed medium to low level of biosecurity

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Lecture
Keywords:Aves domésticas orgânicas, Galinhas poedeiras, Ovos orgânicos, Bem estar animal, Biosegurança Organic poultry, Laying hens, Organic eggs, Animal welfare, Biosafety
Agrovoc keywords:
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Subjects: Food systems > Community development
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Brazil > Other organizations
International Conferences > 2011: IFOAM OWC - Organic is Life
Deposited By: Instituo do Bem Estar - IBEM, Angela Médica Veterinária
ID Code:19806
Deposited On:03 Oct 2013 18:51
Last Modified:03 Oct 2013 18:51
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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