Do Quality Assurance Schemes Need More Transparency?
- 30 November, 2022
- Posted by: Tim Hodgetts
- Category: Blog
After years of complying with a scheme and talking to other farmers, Dave is confident that welfare is a pretence and schemes are just trying to make his life more difficult. Most of the farmers he knows don’t follow welfare commitments to the T, they do just enough to pass inspections by their chosen scheme, sometimes only a few days before an inspection. Some of the farms he knows have less feather coverage, have a bigger podo problem, on paper they are identical to his own though, and that’s another reason why Dave disregards any positive impact a scheme might have in the market.