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In Mugello (and streaming) conference on animal welfare and ClassyFarm

Animal welfare as the new frontier of Tuscan livestock farming

05, Dec 2022

The Association of Organic Producers of Mugello has promoted a conference on "Animal welfare as a new frontier of Tuscan breeding" for next Wednesday, December 7, at the Palazzo dei Vicari in Scarperia (FI).

Breeding is a fundamental component of agricultural production in the Mugello, with the production of both organic milk and quality meat. Also for this reason, the Tuscany Region has invested heavily in animal welfare, to ensure that local companies place it more and more at the center of their projects.

The conference, which will start at 14:30, includes several very qualified interventions aimed at illustrating regulations and objectives and explaining in detail what ClassyFarms are and what certifications are required.

ClassyFarm is an integrated system aimed at categorizing breeding based on risk. It is an all-Italian innovation that facilitates and improves collaboration and dialogue between farmers and the competent authority, to raise the level of safety and quality of products in the agri-food chain. The system is available to public health service veterinary surgeons, company veterinary surgeons and breeders who are able to monitor, analyze and direct interventions on the farm to comply and fully implement the setting of the recent European legislation on the "Animal Health Law" and "Official control"

The work of the conference will see the welcome greetings from the mayor of Scarperia Federico Ignesti and the regional councilor Stefania Saccardi; followed by the speeches of the regional manager Gennaro Giliberti on the theme of "Animal welfare: innovation and sustainability for Tuscan animal husbandry", by Prof. Marcello Mele of the University of Pisa on the theme of "Classyfarms and EU Ecoschemes", by Alberto Albertini and Roberto Puppets of the CCPB, control body, who will report on the Snqba (National Quality and Animal Welfare System) envisaged by a recent ministerial decree.

Participation in the conference guarantees professionals in the sector - veterinarians, agronomists and foresters - the provision of training credits.

Participation in the conference - which can be followed in streaming from the Ccpb website - is free.



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