The aim of this study was to monitor the characteristics of Sarda sheep farms in order to evaluate the welfare of animals reared in semi-extensive conditions. We observed 88 flocks of Sarda sheep, located in the province of Siena. A questionnaire was drawn up to gather information about farm structures, flock management, pasture, milking systems and health conditions and filled out together with the farmer. Data showed a wide variety of farm types especially regarding size, consistency and structures.

Assessment of sheep welfare: first results on Sarda breed reared in Tuscany

GIULIOTTI, LORELLA;BENVENUTI, MARIA NOVELLA;
2007-01-01

Abstract

The aim of this study was to monitor the characteristics of Sarda sheep farms in order to evaluate the welfare of animals reared in semi-extensive conditions. We observed 88 flocks of Sarda sheep, located in the province of Siena. A questionnaire was drawn up to gather information about farm structures, flock management, pasture, milking systems and health conditions and filled out together with the farmer. Data showed a wide variety of farm types especially regarding size, consistency and structures.
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