Livestock: Animal Welfare:Written question - 278450

Asked by Angela Smith
(Penistone and Stocksbridge)
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Livestock: Animal Welfare
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2019 to Question 259124 on Livestock: Animal Welfare, what plans his Department has to introduce benchmark incentives for farmers to maintain and enhance animal health standards.
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 01 August 2019

We are working in partnership with representatives of industry and the veterinary profession to establish a range of interventions to reduce the impacts of endemic disease on farm productivity and animal welfare. By working closely with industry we will ensure that actions are effective and will improve the health of livestock nationally. Our discussions are at an early stage. At present, we have no plans to introduce benchmark standards.

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