Europe launches public consultations on the welfare of cattle and turkeys on farms

Turkey Meat
Published Jan 9, 2024

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched public consultations on the welfare of cattle and turkeys on farms, with deadlines of January 31, 2024. The European Commission has mandated EFSA to issue scientific opinions on the welfare of both cattle and turkeys on farms, leading to stakeholder meetings and public consultations to gather information and data to support the risk assessment of welfare for both animals on farms. The consultations focus on topics such as population, breeding systems, environmental conditions, and welfare assessments for both cattle and turkeys in farming.
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Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published two public consultations on the welfare of cattle on farms and on the welfare of turkeys on livestock farms. Both consultations have a deadline of January 31, 2024. As explained by Efsa, the European Commission has sent a mandate to the Authority to issue a scientific opinion on the welfare of cattle on the farm. In this regard, Efsa organized a stakeholder meeting, which took place in Brussels on 7 November 2023, to offer the opportunity to learn about its work on animal welfare and participate in a technical debate on available data and sources. of data on which EFSA's scientific advice on the welfare of beef cattle on farms would be based. As a next step, Efsa has launched the public consultation to gather information to support the welfare risk assessment of beef cattle on farms. “Topics of interest for beef cattle on farms include the beef cattle population, breeding and housing systems, cattle mutilations and ...
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