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Are ‘super dairies’ harmful to cow welfare?

Are ‘super dairies’ harmful to cow welfare?

What is a 'Super Dairy'?

 

‘Super dairies’ have no official definition, but is commonly used to signify large scale farms. What constitutes large is unclear, but what can be said is that British dairy farming is very diverse and includes farms of all shapes and sizes.

 

Are 'Super Dairies' harmful to cow welfare?

Regardless of the size of the farm, cow welfare is of paramount importance to British dairy farmers. It is in their interest to have healthy animals and they have a legal and moral responsibility to maintain high welfare standards.

 

What is Factory Farming?

‘Factory farming’ is sometimes used to signify ‘intensive’ farming of animals, often denoting large farms. The terms ‘large’ and ‘intensive’ have no official definition in the context of dairy farming. What is clear is that British dairy farming is very diverse and no two farms are the same. Regardless of the size of farm, cow health and welfare is the dairy farmer’s priority.  

 

What is Intensive Farming?

 ‘Intensive farming’ is sometimes used to signify large scale farming. The terms ‘large’ and ‘intensive’ have no official definition in the context of dairy farming, British dairy farming is very diverse, and dairy managing herds of the same size may use very different methods to look after their cows, What unites all dairy farmers is prioritising the health and welfare of their cows.