New report on animal welfare and environmental benefits of Pasture for Life
Large-scale scientific studies have started at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and the University of Chester to understand the social, economic, environmental and animal welfare consequences of Pasture for Life farming, but their results will not be known for two to three years.
In the meantime, the PFLA has produced a fully referenced paper, drawing on published evidence and a recent survey of PFLA members.
This report shows how 100% pasture-fed farming, as certified through the Pasture for Life scheme, can deliver the type of outcomes policy makers and government ministers are looking to support under new, post-Brexit Agriculture Policy.
It also captures an increasing desire of consumers for nutrient-dense meat to be produced in a manner that shows due care for the environment and high animal welfare.
Shorter versions, aimed at different target audiences, such as consumers, butchers and chefs, will be published in due course.