So what will these challenges cost your business? While the financial cost – such as loss of healthy livestock and increased feed costs for keeping animals on the farm for longer – is a primary concern, farmers must also consider the welfare implications of delays.
Processing delays can have significant effects on animal welfare, as well as farmer welfare, employee welfare, environmental welfare, and end-consumer welfare.
Some of the concerns we raise in our Cost of Welfare report relate to:
In this report, we take a deep dive into these four areas of welfare, examining the broad impact that the cost of welfare can really have on the UK agricultural sector.