Following meetings with APHA at the BFREPA Council and with Defra in London, Defra/APHA has agreed to drop the proposal requiring a separate egg mark for each house on a farm.
With all the attention being on AI recently it is easy to forget the other production challenges which can cause major problems to producers.
I have had a bit of a Brexit week following the NFU Conference at the beginning of the week and a briefing from Defra’s Brexit team at the end.
Change is upon us. This week the Secretary of State, the Rt. Hon Michael Gove MP outlined his plans to the NFU conference that subsidies for animal welfare outcomes are likely to form part of the government’s new agricultural policy.