Any regulatory changes introduced as a result of Defra’s consultation on the welfare of live animals in transport must be evidence-based and rooted in science.
Category: Press Release
Sheep farmers collect a lot of data about flock performance and could make far better use of it to improve health, welfare and productivity.
Reproductive failure and neonatal lamb disease / mortality have the biggest impact on sheep farmers’ productivity, according to a poll at this week’s SHAWG conference. But thin ewe syndrome and conditions in late pregnancy have the greatest impact on animal welfare, meaning farmers have to prioritise improving different aspects of their flock.
Farmers, vets and industry stakeholders will be joining forces at this year’s Sheep Health and Welfare Group Conference to focus on world-leading health and welfare standards.
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms.
Two further leadership appointments have been made to the newly formed UK-wide Ruminant Health and Welfare Group (RHWG): Caroline Slay in the role of secretary general, and Gwyn Jones as the new vice chair. They join Berwickshire farmer and qualified vet Nigel Miller, who was appointed chair on 1 June.
A new step by step guide to sheep quarantine has been released by SCOPS 🐑 check out this article by @FarmersGuardian for the details 👉 #SCOPSRead More
RT @JDRoyle: @NFUtweets national livestock & dairy boards meeting in Stoneleigh today. Some big agenda items with the @ruminanthw AH Pathwa…Read More
Calf deformities can be caused by a range of issues, some are a mystery! Here's a handy guide from @FarmersWeekly 👉 🐮 #ruminanthealthRead More
RT @NotOnMyFarm: Brilliant to see British farmers championing preventative health! 🐮 #DiseasePrevention #Farm24Read More
RT @Health4Animals: Why does #AnimalHealthMatter? Because when animals are protected against disease: 👨People are healthier 🥩Food producti…Read More