Animal health and farming
Below are pages that can give you information and assistance in relation to animal health and farming.
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Defra's core purpose is to improve the current and future quality of life. For the first time one department has brought together the interests of farmers and the countryside; the environment and the rural economy; the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink.
The National Farmers Union represents the farmers and growers of England and Wales.
The Food Standards Agency is responsible for improving food safety right through the food chain. This includes improving hygiene on the farm and ensuring that human health is not put at undue risk through what is fed to animals.
The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) is an independent advisory body established by the Government. Its terms of reference are to keep under review the welfare of farm animals on agricultural land, at market, in transit and at the place of slaughter; and to advise the Government of any legislative or other changes that may be necessary.
The Biritish Horse Society has launched a campaign in order to establish the number of equestrian related accidents/incidents.
Confidential help for the farming community
This is available from:
Staffordshire Rural Support Network
Phone: 01889 271350
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
Phone: 01865 727888
Opening hours: weekdays 9am-5pm (4.30pm Fridays)
Farm Crisis Network
Phone: 0845 367 9990