Texel sheep in a livestock trailer© Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock
Farmers and hauliers are being asked to take extra care to protect livestock when transporting them during warm weather.  Exposure to high temperatures and humidity is a major threat to animal welfare during transport and poses a serious risk during the summer months. Failure to take account of high temperatures when planning journeys, in addition to a lack of adequate contingency plans, can cause animals to suffer. See also: Guide to animal transporting The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural […]