25 June 2018 | Online since 2003

12 January 2018

Industry recruiting research officer for feather cover

The Laying Hen Welfare Forum (LHWF), which succeeds the Beak Trimming Action Group, is appointing a research officer (part-time) to improve feather cover by working on Feather Cover Action Plans on 25 trial farms. BFREPA’s former Chair, Myles Thomas, and the current Vice-Chair, Doug Wanstall, have offered flocks for the trial.
The position is funded by the EU’s Rural Development Programme, administered by our friends at the RPA, with a closing date of 26 January. The project is expected to end in April 2020. LHWF members include BFREPA, NFU, RSPCA, Defra, APHA, University of Bristol, Steve Lister, Richard Kempsey, David Brass and is chaired by the BEIC.