The GroupHouseNet aim is to provide the European
livestock industry with innovations in breeding and management for pigs and
poultry that are needed for a successful transition to large group housing
systems without necessitating painful tail docking and beak trimming. We are an EU funded project (COST Action CA15134) - keep updated on our activities and outputs by following us on Twitter: @grouphousenet1
From Beak to Tail.....
On 7 August 2017 the GroupHouseNet COST action and FareWellDock – Network organised a one-day satellite meeting, which was the day before the 2017 annual congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology. This brought together researchers working within the field of damaging behaviour in both pigs and poultry. The meeting focused on two main themes: ‘Mechanisms underlying the link between health and damaging behaviour’, and ‘Predisposing factors for damaging behaviour during early development’. Further details available here!