The government decision to revoke farm animal welfare codes risks undermining public confidence in animal welfare standards on English farms and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling for urgent reassurance.
Working mixer wagons, loaders, cubicle bedders and straw choppers - essential kit on most intensive dairy and beef farms, will all be featured in the new Machinery Demonstration Arena, sponsored by Agco, at the Livestock Event, to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 6 and 7 July by its organisers the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
On the 15th anniversary of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has emphasised the vital role of vets and veterinary surveillance in protecting the UK from devastating disease outbreaks.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has appealed to AHDB Dairy to take a leaf out of other sector books, revise its proposed three year Business Plan and from immediate effect introduce activities designed to enable levy payers to survive the global down turn.
On 21 and 22 January, the general terms of the procurement contract for TB testing in Northern Ireland were released at Supplier Open Days, arranged by DARD. Incoming President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) Northern Ireland Branch, Seamus O’Kane, who attended the two Supplier Open Days, said: