Development of the ‘animal welfare’ dimension within the Greenwell sustainability assessment model. 1.: Justification of the selection of indicators

Jong, I.C. de


The current report describes the development of the ‘animal welfare dimension’ (‘welfare assessment model’) within the overall Greenwell sustainability model. As we apply the framework of Welfare Quality®, in which animal health is considered one of the aspects of animal welfare, the model also includes health indicators. The model has been developed according to two steps: definition of long-lists of indicators for the broiler breeder, hatchery, broiler on-farm and broiler end-of-life stage, and the selection of key indicators from these long-lists, as well as whether these need to be measured real-time or can be estimated by a representative sample or literature value.