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Linder, Moa, 2016. Förprövning av svenska nötkreaturstallar. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health



According to Swedish legislation, a cattle farmer who owns more than 20 cattle and wishes to build, rebuild or add to already existing housing facilities will need to apply for an approval from the Swedish authority County administrative board (CAB) before the building can commence. Assuming that the application is entirely complete and will not require additional information the CAB has eight weeks to consider whether to approve the application or not. Until the application has been approved by the CAB the farmer cannot start building the housing facilities. The main purpose of this application is to ensure that the Swedish animal welfare legislation is enforced. An application that is not in agreement with this legislation will either be rejected or demands will be set in order for the application to be approved.
The following study investigates in what way the need for additional information concerning the application for the approval of Swedish cattle housing facilities affects the time spent by the CAB to consider the case. It also investigates the context of this additional information. Furthermore, it is suggested in what way the application form labelled D173B can be improved.
The study showed that of the 77 investigated applications additional information had been requested in 83 percent of the cases. The average application needed additional information 1.5 times and at most 6 times in total. The most commonly requested additional information was related to part D of the letter of application labelled D173B which refers to enclosed attachments such as plans. Above all, measurements were lacking in the attachments and secondly stable fittings. It took a median of 3 days counting from when the case was complete for the CAB to approve an application. Only two cases were not approved in time. Lastly, it took 18 days longer for the CAB to approve applications which required additional information than those that required none.
In conclusion, the approval of Swedish cattle housing facilities can play an important role in ensuring that the basic welfare requirements for cattle are met. However, the process of approval could benefit from reducing the amount of required additional information and this could probably be accomplished by simplifying the letter of application labelled D173B as well as making the way the CAB communicate with the applicant more effective.

Main title:Förprövning av svenska nötkreaturstallar
Authors:Linder, Moa
Supervisor:Lundin, Lisa
Examiner:Hultgren, Jan
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:684
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VK002 Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Keywords:förprövning, nötkreatur, djurvälfärd, stall, Jordbruksverkets ansökningsblankett D173B, kompletteringar
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Animal husbandry
Animal ecology
Animal physiology - Nutrition
Animal physiology - Growth and development
Deposited On:06 Apr 2017 07:58
Metadata Last Modified:06 Apr 2017 07:58

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