AVEC, representing the European Poultry Meat Sector acknowledge that good turkey farming practice and turkey house management are vital for turkey health and welfare. Turkeys are sentient beings and shall be treated with respect. AVEC agrees with the One Health approach where the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected. Good farm management practices are an essential aspect of jigsaw to ensure the health and wellbeing of all the interconnected elements.
Good turkey house management practices include:
The health and welfare of the turkeys are the results of a combination of interactions between good turkey housing practice, the equipment, the building, the monitoring and stocking density.
Turkeys are kept in houses where the following aspects are provided:
Please reed the full guide below: