Data sharing is vital to maintain animal welfare standards post-Brexit – Guest Post by Martin Coates

The UK’s imminent departure from the EU poses many challenges for farmers, food producers and processors. Not least amongst these is the need to ensure the continued high standards of animal welfare and meat processing so consumers can have confidence in the quality of the food in our shops. With the potential increase in risk … Continue reading Data sharing is vital to maintain animal welfare standards post-Brexit – Guest Post by Martin Coates

Stock Deaths and the real cost to British Farmers

http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/15/04/2013/138608/farm-animal-death-toll-in-snow-rises-to-50000.htm Just read the above article which relates more widely to my previous post. The figures of stock losses are quite incredible and my heart goes out to all those who have been affected. Thankfully Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man at least have put together support packages for farmers. However, it's my assertion … Continue reading Stock Deaths and the real cost to British Farmers

Livestock Management: the solution to preventing desertification?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gzfWGDCi9qc Allan Savory directs some strong words towards the scientific community in this short lecture. He raises some highly important issues and one in particular that is relevant to a theme I am trying to raise awareness of through this blog: never discount an option for the sake of it. We must sometimes think outside … Continue reading Livestock Management: the solution to preventing desertification?