Breeding Welfare

Good welfare is good business

Striking a balance between welfare and sustainability is the foundation of a thriving breeding program. Emphasizing the three pillars of sustainability, welfare works in harmony with these principles to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Discover the synergy between welfare and the success of poultry producers in our engaging animation, Good Welfare is Good Business.

Welfare – at the heart of everything we do

As a primary breeder, we recognize the important part we play in improving bird welfare through balanced breeding and giving our birds exceptional care.

Our Global Welfare Policy forms the cornerstone of how we look after the birds entrusted to our care. We are a member of the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB) and diligently follow the Code of Good Practice Code-EFABAR and Principles of Sustainable Breeding.

Animal Welfare icon - holistic approachHolistic approach to well-being

As with humans, animal well-being includes both physical and mental health. To strengthen both, we treat our birds with care and respect.


Animal Welfare icon - trainingWelfare training and awareness

Everyone at Aviagen understands the influence they have on the welfare of our birds and is thoroughly trained in looking after their unique needs.


Animal Welfare icon - continuous improvementContinuous improvement

We continuously improve our knowledge of how we manage our birds as their needs and environments evolve and share the latest findings with our customers.


Animal Welfare icon - accountabilityAccountability

Our welfare program is audited both internally and externally to provide assurance that the birds’ needs are met.


Animal Welfare icon - Five FreedomsFive Freedoms

Our birds are given (1) fresh water, (2) feed (3) proper handling (4) health care and (5) an environment appropriate to their needs.


Animal Welfare icon - stockmanshipThree Essentials of Stockmanship

With care, responsible management and training we strive to provide a framework to meet the needs and wants of the birds, in line with the Three Essentials of Stockmanship.