Trade Environment Science and Innovation Farm Business

Animal Health and Welfare

Research and science must be central to animal health and welfare policy

For farmers, the wellbeing of their animals is vital for a productive and sustainable business. UK standards on animal welfare and biosecurity are extremely high whilst our responsible use of medicines, including antibiotics, set a global example of best practice. It is important that research and science relating to the health and well-being of farm animals should be central to any debate on welfare. Our continued engagement with the European farming community allows us to share and exchange knowledge and best practice, supporting one another to uphold and promote high welfare standards.