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Animal Welfare
On-farm management of pregnant animals and its impact on their offspring

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THE Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) is undertaking a survey of 4000 farms in the UK as part of research that is aiming to improve knowledge of how on-farm management of pregnant animals influences the health, welfare and productivity of their offspring later in life.

The college is asking randomly selected beef, dairy, sheep and pig farmers to complete a questionnaire on the feeding, husbandry and health care of their pregnant livestock. It notes that previous research …

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