Thesis / Dissertation

Assessing and addressing the welfare of extensively managed ewes

Carolina Munoz Gallardo, Rebecca Doyle (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

The sheep industry is currently facing increasing social demands for assurances of good animal welfare, which indicates that assessing and addressing the welfare of sheep is critical if the current ‘social license to farm sheep’ is to be maintained. Farmers are key players in improving sheep welfare because they are responsible for the care of their animals and make the management decisions on their farm. Hence, a better understanding of the main factors underpinning farmer behaviour is important. According to the Theory of Planned Behaviour, farmer attitudes towards sheep management are likely to influence their behaviour in terms of the implementation of improved management practices. Subs..

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