Research & Practice

Drivers Influencing Animal Wellbeing and Environmental Stewardship Decision-Making Among U.S. Animal Producers: A Qualitative Analysis

Using Q-methodology and qualitative methods, this study examined the drivers and tradeoffs of priorities regarding animal wellbeing and environmental stewardship among 35 U.S. beef, pork, and broiler producers. The study found that each producer operated under a unique context of influences, capturing the subjective experiences of beef, pork, and broiler producers as they balance complex tradeoffs within and between sustainability domains.

Project Type(s): Master's Thesis

Author(s): Mary Fudge

Program(s): Master of Public Health, RDN Training

Year: 2023