Nothing is more important to us than the animals we depend on has a good life.
We work exclusively with farmers that take animal welfare seriously, and we love visiting the farms and experience how the animals live.
For hundreds of years we’ve held livestock, and as the knowledge grows and the technology develops the industry becomes more productive. The surroundings for most animals today doesn’t look like they did 100 years ago. Animal welfare in farming doesn’t just mean protecting animals from abuse, but also to arrange for the animals welfare and natural way of living. The term animal welfare was discussed by the Brambell committee in 1965, and they agreed on five freedoms for livestock welfare.
Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.
Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
We are proud that our cooperative farms put animal welfare at the forefront. The sheep are much outdoors and they are allowed to roam freely over large areas.