Stockpersons' knowledge of Codes of Practice in the pig industry
Many animal industries operate under a framework of self-governance with detailed operations being guided by delegate legislation such as codes with varying regulatory force dependent on jurisdiction.
These documents are also commonly described as a training tool.
However, it is unclear as to the extent of farmer's knowledge of these codes, both in terms of their existence and content. This may especially be so for junior stockpeople and those in extensive industries.
This project will use qualitative research methods to determine farmer awareness and knowledge of a range of secondary legislative documents pertaining to the pig industry.