DEFRA cost and responsibility farmer workshops – venues and dates

Defra is holding independently facilitated workshops to talk about proposed changes to animal health and welfare – how it might be funded, and how decisions could be organised under shared responsibility.

So sign up to hear about the options, contribute your views, and find out how to respond to a consultation that will shape the future of the livestock sector. The following free workshops will be run from 1000hrs and finish at 1600hrs, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Dates and locations

Wed, 13th February, in Exeter
Fri, 15th February, in Reading
Thurs, 21st February, in Bristol
Fri, 22nd February, in Stourport-on-Severn
Mon, 25th February, in Tunbridge Wells
Wed, 27th February, in Stoke on Trent
Fri, 29th February, in Duxford, Cambs
Mon, 3rd March, in Nottingham
Thurs, 6th March, in York
Wed, 12th March, in Lancaster
Thurs, 13th March, in Carlisle
Fri, 14th March, in Newcastle

DEFRA is consulting ( on how animal health and welfare may operate in the future under shared industry/government funding and decision-making.

The Treasury spends £400m per annum on Animal Health and Welfare, which increases substantially when disease outbreaks occur. The cost to the farming industry is also considerable, yet currently those affected have no decision-making powers over these policies.

Your views are needed to help develop and shape this important area, which may change how decisions about
control and funding of animal disease are made in England, and more widely.

To register your desire to attend one of the workshops complete the application form available on teh DEFRA website by clicking here or copy this link: