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The RSPCA welfare standards (set by the RSPCA’s farm animals department) are occasionally updated to take account of the latest scientific, veterinary and industry knowledge. You will be given three months' notice of any changes. A longer notice period will be given when changes are significant.
The RSPCA holds Standards Technical Advisory Group meetings (STAGs) for each species at least once a year. If you have any feedback regarding standards or are interested in participating in an advisory group please email the RSPCA’s Farm Animals Department or call on 0300 123 0183.
We must carry out your assessment within 12 months of renewing your membership. Assessments typically take around two-and-a-half hours depending on the size and type of operation.