• John Newman has retired, leaving ‘big wellies’ to fill

    John Newman has retired, leaving ‘big we…
    John Newman, a Freedom Food assessor for 15 years, is retiring. Pigs are John’s specialism and he is…

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RSPCA Welfare Standards

  • Beef cattle

    RSPCA welfare standards for beef cattle (including veal) - March 2010

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  • Chickens

    RSPCA welfare standards for chicken - November 2013

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  • Dairy cattle

    RSPCA welfare standards for dairy cattle - June 2011

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  • Ducks

    RSPCA welfare standards for domestic/common ducks - November 2011

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  • Hatcheries

    RSPCA welfare standards for hatcheries: chicks, poults and ducklings - May 2011

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  • Laying hens

    RSPCA welfare standards for laying hens - September 2013

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  • Pullets

    RSPCA welfare standards for pullets - September 2013

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  • Pigs

    RSPCA welfare standards for pigs - May 2012

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  • Salmon

    RSPCA welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon - October 2012

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  • Sheep

    RSPCA welfare standards for sheep - April 2010

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  • Trout

    RSPCA welfare standards for farmed rainbow trout - February 2014

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  • Turkeys

    RSPCA welfare standards for turkeys - September 2012

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News & Events

John Newman has retired, leaving ‘big wellies’ to fill

John Newman has retired, leaving ‘big wellies’ to fill

John Newman, a Freedom Food assessor for 15 years, is retiring. Pigs are John’s specialism and he is highly respected throughout the industry for his knowledge of pig health and welfare in commercial environments.

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Moving on to pastures new

Moving on to pastures new

Bob Waller is moving on to pastures new after 16 years as Freedom Food’s agriculture manager. Chief executive of Freedom Food Jez Cooper said: “Bob has brought much to Freedom Food, the RSPCA and the agriculture industry as a whole."

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Conference to focus on exotic pig diseases

Conference to focus on exotic pig diseases

You can find out more about notifiable and exotic diseases facing UK pigs at a Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) conference on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

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All laying hen flocks must now have natural cover on the range

All laying hen flocks must now have natural cover on the range

An RSPCA welfare standard requiring a minimum amount of natural cover on the range for laying hens must now be met for all flocks on the Freedom Food scheme.

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