Over the last month there have been many announcements from the Government about future schemes and opportunities available to farmers.
The most recent announcement gave more detail on the Animal Health and Welfare Review under which pig, sheep and cattle farmers will be able to apply for a grant for an annual vet visit to help to look at the following issues affecting their farm.
• help reduce endemic diseases and conditions within livestock
• promote responsible use of veterinary medicines
• improve welfare and increase farm productivity
• build on the strong relationships that exist between farmers and vets
It has been confirmed that farmers will be able to choose which vet will undertake the visit and therefore this will enable them to build on existing relationships they have with their vet.
This scheme will be open for applications from spring 2022.