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Economic implications of improved standards

This article  shows that the additional costs associated with higher welfare systems may be relatively small in some cases.  Moreover, sometimes there is a ‘win-win’ with improved welfare producing economic benefits. For example, animals with higher welfare may be healthier resulting in lower veterinary costs and reduced disease and mortality as well as in some instances better growth rates and feed conversion.

Economic implications of improved standards

The economic implications of introducing higher standards of animal welfare are complex and may vary between countries depending on factors such as differing costs of land…

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