Animal welfare

The NFU has launched new livestock and poultry welfare in transport guidance as part of its ongoing commitment to improve animal welfare during travel. Click here to find out how you can protect your animals in transit.


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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