Europe introduces good-practice code for livestock breeding

Published 3 March 2006

The Code of Good Practice for Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction has been developed through Code-EFABAR, a “300,000 project funded from the EU research program. It builds on the experience gained in two previous EU projects, “Farm Animal Breeding and Society” and SEFABAR (Sustainable European Farm Animal Breeding And Reproduction). All of these projects have involved animal breeders, animal breeding scientists, consumer groups, biotechnologists, ethicists, sociologists, animal welfare experts, legal experts, and economists working together on ways to improve the understanding between animal breeding organizations and society at large in order to develop acceptable scenarios for sustainable animal breeding and reproduction.

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