Animal Welfare

Animal welfare


Our Naturland farmers care deeply about treating the animals in their care responsibly. After all, they are our fellow creatures and have their own specific needs. Our members work closely with expert advisers and specially appointed Naturland animal welfare officers to ensure the welfare of their animals.

In addition, an external animal welfare inspection helps to further strengthen good animal husbandry on Naturland's member farms and to eliminate possible weaknesses. The basis is an inter-association animal welfare checklist in which Naturland, together with Bioland, Biokreis and Gäa, has developed criteria for the different animal species. These criteria are also checked during the annual organic inspection.

The animal welfare inspection is also an important instrument that helps us to continuously develop organic animal husbandry. On the following pages you can see for yourself why our animals are doing well, what challenges still exist and what Naturland farmers are doing to meet these challenges.

Animal Welfare by species

© Image "Dairy Cows and Calves": benschonewille/
© Image "Sheep and Goats": V&P Photo Studio/
© Image "Ducks and Geese": K.-U. Häßler/
© Image "Bees": topo84/
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