Consultation: A coordinated approach to tackling ruminant health and welfare across the UK

Consultation: A coordinated approach to tackling ruminant health and welfare across the UK

Deadline: This consultation is now CLOSED

This consultation concerns the proposed formation of an industry Ruminant Health & Welfare Group to deliver a simpler, more co-ordinated approach to tackling ruminant health and welfare across the UK.

Acting as facilitators on behalf of the industry, the four cattle and sheep levy boards across the UK - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Hybu Cig Cymru/Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and Livestock and Meat Commission - are interested in receiving feedback on the proposal in order to assist with defining and supporting the next steps.

We would like to hear from businesses and trade organisations involved in the cattle and sheep industry including producers, processors, animal welfare groups, pharma businesses, academics and experts in the field of ruminant health and welfare.


Why We Are Consulting: an appetite for change

Discussions have been taking place across the cattle and sheep industry and with UK Governments over the last 12 months about how, together, the industry can accelerate the pace of progress on endemic disease in ruminants. A small group of individuals drawn from across the livestock and veterinary sectors have led on these discussions with industry stakeholders, regulators and civil servants across the UK.

The formation of an industry Ruminant Health & Welfare Group (RHWG) has been proposed to deliver this simpler, more co-ordinated approach to tackling ruminant health and welfare across the UK.

Download the proposal for a coordinated approach on ruminant health and welfare (289kb/5 pages)

If you have any queries contact Paul.Flanagan@ahdb.org.uk


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