Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

Animal-welfare oriented husbandry

Animal-welfare oriented husbandry pays regard to animals’ natural living conditions, takes into account their congenital behaviour, and is committed to their welfare.

Animal-welfare oriented husbandry is increasingly becoming a focus of sustainable agriculture. The aim is to achieve a practicable and commercially viable consensus between consumer expectations and agriculture. Significant contributions in this context are provided by research in the field of animal sciences. Aspects of animal health, husbandry techniques, breeding, feeding, and corresponding system approaches still need to be developed further.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, the BLE manages, technically and in terms of organization, various research, development and demonstration projects in the areas of animal-welfare oriented husbandry.