‘Work with us to fix the labor crisis’, BCVA president tells Government

Labor shortages in the food and farming sector are putting the mental health of those working in it at risk, the president of the BCVA has warned. Elizabeth Berry has urged ministers to work with the industry to tackle what she termed an “immediate crisis”, which she fears could also jeopardize food security and animal … Read more

BCVA Congress 2022 program revealed

The BCVA has unveiled early details of its 2022 congress, taking place in Birmingham on 20 to 22 October. The association said a packed program of cattle presentations would cover youngstock, TB, fertility, endemic diseases, sustainability and beef, while well-being and sheep, goats and camelids sessions were also planned. A big attraction for the congress, … Read more

Farm vets at forefront of new health schemes

Farm vets will be key to the success of two major projects to track antibiotic use and boost herd health in livestock. Stakeholders are in the process of launching the Medicine Hub, which will collect detailed data on the amount of antibiotics being used in cattle and sheep for the first time. The test phase … Read more