BASC welcomes publication of research into raised laying systems

PrintThe British Association for Shooting and Conservation has welcomed the publication of the Defra commissioned research into raised laying systems for game birds (pheasants and partridges) and stressed that good animal husbandry is critical for the success of any system.

The research concluded that both welfare and egg production in raised laying systems could be better than in traditional floor pens.

Glynn Evans, Head of Game and Deer Management said: “BASC had called for the publication of this research and is grateful that Defra have listened and acted. It is essential that everyone who rears game follows the statutory codes of practice for the welfare of gamebirds reared for sporting purposes.”

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