The next APGAW meeting will be 20th May entitled Focus on Large-Scale Livestock Systems: Production and Welfare Implications
It will be a joint meeting of the APPG on Science & Technology in Agriculture and the APPG on Animal Welfare to explore and discuss the issue of large-scale livestock production and its implications not only for the productivity and efficiency of primary food production, but also for animal welfare and the environment. The keynote speaker is a visiting US farmer, Kenn Buelow, who will describe how he uses the latest advances in systems automation, livestock genetics, nutrition and healthcare to manage an 8,000 cow dairy herd in Wisconsin. This will be followed by a panel discussion about the issue of large-scale livestock production in a UK context and to consider the strongly-held concerns, particularly in relation to animal welfare, which have made recent planning applications for large-scale pig and dairy units in England such a heated and controversial topic.
Please contact the secretariat if you would like to attend.