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A lack of border inspection post at French port Calais has meant live animals from the UK have been forced to make much longer journeys to meet their destinations, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warned.
MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee have been told that the Government has ‘failed to address’ deficiencies in the abattoir network in its consultation on livestock transport.
Poor straw yields due to the difficult establishment conditions this season may make it an expensive and rare commodity this year. Jane Carley speaks to manufacturers about how to get the most from bedding.
Defra Secretary George Eustice has been accused of ‘missing the point’ on slaughterhouse investment, after he suggested no local abattoir network policy was needed to accommodate Government plans for shorter livestock journey