Welfare standards

The RSPCA welfare standards are set by the RSPCA’s team of farm animal welfare experts.

Please email the RSPCA’s farm animals department with any feedback on the welfare standards.

Standards last updated

  • Beef cattle: February 2020
  • Broilers: July 2017
  • Dairy cows: January 2018
  • Ducks: February 2015 to
  • Hatcheries: May 2017
  • Laying hens: August 2017
  • Pigs: November 2016
  • Pullets: December 2018
  • Salmon: February 2021
  • Sheep: June 2020
  • Trout: March 2020
  • Turkey: September 2017
  • Chain of custody: April 2019
  • Obligations leaflet: January 2019
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