Existing training activities and materials for Poultry

EURCAW-Poultry-SFA evaluated training material for poultry welfare assessment with a focus on animal-based indicators for the three prioritized areas:

1. Broiler chickens on farm

2. Laying hens in alternative housing systems

3. Stunning and killing 

4. Turkeys on farm and during transport


A description of existing courses and materials in use at Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF), Member States or other levels (e.g., national and regional training courses) including information on objectives, content, and training materials was done.

Moreover, the poultry report highlights how training has evolved over time, from resource and management-based to animal-based evaluation of poultry welfare. Additionally, the report compares training and detects gaps on the existing animal-based indicators that have not been covered or have been only partially covered in the training materials that the EURCAW-Poultry-SFA could possibly address in the future.