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Study to assess whether membership of a Farm Assurance Scheme affects compliance with animal welfare legislation and code - AW0510

Farm assurance schemes (FAS) aim to provide retailers and consumers with confidence that animal products are produced with satisfactory standards of food safety and animal welfare. This study aims to investigate whether, when inspected for animal welfare standards by Animal Health (AH) officers, assured farms are less likely to be found to be in breach of animal welfare legislation and codes than farms that are not members of any assurance scheme. We will check that the data are correct before we analyse them and analyse the data to account for the fact that, on occasion, a farm is visited several times and that several farms might be owned by one person. The results from this research will be used to determine whether the quality assurance status of a farm should be included in the risk model used to determine which farms should be selected for inspection by AH.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Does membership of a Farm Assurance Scheme affect compliance with Animal Welfare Legislation and Codes   (424k)
• FRP - Final Report : Association between market price and compliance with welfare legislation   (310k)
• FRP - Final Report : Impact of certification status on other enterprises at the location   (173k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2011

Cost: £97,727
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Warwick
Animal Welfare              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Welfare