Dr. Maureen Schulze
- Transformation processes in intensive livestock farming from a social perspective
- Opportunities and challenges of the transformation processes in intensive livestock farming from the perspective of food retailing
- Schulze, M., Spiller, A., Risius, A. (2021): Do consumers prefer pasture-raised husbandry from dual-purpose cattle when considering meat products? A discrete choice experiment for the case of minced beef. Meat Science, 177, 108494.
- Schulze, M., Risius, A., Spiller, A. (2021): Public perceptions of undercover investigations in livestock farming: An end that justifies the means? Animal Welfare, 30(1): 39–47.
- Kiefer, A., Elsäßer, M., Grant, K., Lindner, R., Trček, U., Risius, A., Schulze, M., Spiller, A., Dentler, J., Wacker, K., Sponagel, C.,Weber, J., Bahrs, E. (2020). Green areas protection in disadvantaged low mountain ranges using an organic free-range cattle concept in the southern Black Forest as an example (original title Grünlandschutz in benachteiligten Mittelgebirgsregionen durch ein Bio-Weiderindkonzept am Beispiel des Südschwarzwaldes). Berichte über Landwirtschaft, 98(3): 1–39.
Research projects:Animal Welfare in Intensive Livestock Production Systems
"Legehennen in Mobilställen: Chance oder Risiko für Tierwohl, Markt- und Bürgerakzeptanz? MobiWohl"
Mobile barns are spreading dynamically in organic and conventional egg production. Since the economically successful use of mobile houses depends on whether an additional benefit compared to stationary houses can be communicated to consumers, target group-specific marketing strategies are to be developed in the project. Besides the question of egg marketing, the acceptance of mobile barns by the population is a success factor. Therefore, possible conflicts during the construction of barns as well as the assessment of residents regarding the environmental and health effects of mobile barns in the local area will be investigated. The extent to which mobile stables also have a positive effect on animal health has not yet been sufficiently proven. Therefore, it is also the aim of the project to examine the animal welfare levels in different types of mobile housing.The project partners are the Department of Farm Animal Ethology and Animal Husbandry at the University of Kassel-Witzenhausen, and the LLH Hessen. The project is funded by the BMEL.