With the clock ticking on changes to Red Tractor standards in 2023 which will strengthen the UK dairy industry’s commitment to rear every calf with care, a pilot initiative on-farm is tackling the key challenges of breeding, rearing and marketing.
With risk of tick-borne diseases changing as new seasonal and geographical patterns emerge, Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) has brought together a new online resource to help farmers and vets to tackle these diseases.
Ruminant Health & Welfare has written to the farming ministers of all four UK governments to ask for urgent action in standardising carbon calculators to ensure farmers have consistent baseline data. Read the letter here…
Dairy, beef and sheep sectors must deliver an effective farm-level response to the UK’s pledge to slash 30% of methane emissions by 2030, or the ‘soundbite’ solution of reducing numbers and downsizing livestock production will take control.
It is perhaps an opportune time to review the UK approach to the tail docking and castration of lambs.
Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) therefore welcome the opportunity to contribute to the AWC
Increased use of pain management would offer immediate opportunities to improve ruminant welfare across the UK at little extra cost, according to views captured at a recent workshop.