Animal welfare

It is important to monitor and investigate the treatment of animal health and welfare.

  • If you are concerned about the way farm animals are being transported or treated at a livestock market, contact trading standards.
  • If you see an animal on a farm in danger, distress, ill or injured, contact the RSPCA.

Avian Influenza: Housing measures have been lifted as of 23:59 on 31 March 2021, to find out more, click here.

‘How a farm has reduced lameness to 2% in an open flock’ click here to read an article with Farmers Weekly on how a farm ‘reduced lameness from 10% to 2% and cut antibiotic use by 30% by addressing the challenge of operating an open flock proactively.’

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