NFU survey seeks information on livestock and poultry transport and fitness to travel

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The NFU has launched a livestock transport and welfare survey to build a true picture of transport times and welfare considerations of animals during transport.

Government ministers have an interest in livestock transport, which includes a commitment to end the export of live animals for slaughter. The NFU is gathering data on livestock journey times to help assess the impact on the supply chain should journey times be reduced. The NFU’s objective is to maintain the industry’s access to as many markets as possible and this could include live exports.

Who should take part in the survey?

All beef, sheep, dairy, pig and poultry farmers are encouraged to take part to help the NFU better understand livestock producers’ attitudes to fitness to travel, and to give us a clearer picture on domestic supply chains.

How to take part

Click here and complete the NFU’s livestock transport and welfare survey online.

  • This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is confidential.
  • At the end of the survey you will be asked if you are happy to be contacted by the NFU regarding your answers. If you select no, your personal information will not be collected, only the answers to the questions.
  • If you have more than one sector, such as beef and sheep or beef and dairy, we would like you to respond for each sector separately. Please complete a separate survey for each sector.

Data collected will help us build a better understanding of the supply chain and the importance of maintaining a diverse range of marketing options. We want to see the current transport regulations maintained while we work to develop industry guidance to further improve welfare outcomes during transport.

The livestock transport and welfare survey will run from 7th October to 9th November 2020. For any queries, please contact TkZVbGl2ZXN0b2NrQG5mdS5vcmcudWs=

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