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Definition and aims of CODE-EFABAR


Farm animal breeding and reproduction organisations have agreed on a Code of Good Practice, Code-EFABAR®. This code sets out the goals of animal breeding organisations, the way in which these goals are pursued, and the rules or standards that govern the activities of breeders. Code-EFABAR® is intended to be both transparent and verifiable so that it is both easy to understand and simple to apply. The Code is a tool that can be used by breeding organisations to provide insight in how they work.

The key aims of the Code are:

  • To become the standard instrument, for defining and implementing good practice in farm animal breeding.

  • To give guidance and reassurance to animal breeders in a field that is both complex and of growing importance.

  • To create greater transparency in the relationship between the breeding and reproduction sector and the public