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THE Welsh Government is working with the APHA to develop a Centre of Veterinary Expertise for Extensive Livestock Production. The centre will be based at the APHA's veterinary investigation centre in Carmarthen and, the Welsh Government believes, ‘has considerable potential in terms of enhancing the health, welfare and profitability’ of animals raised in extensive farming systems.
News of plans for the centre came in a written statement on April 10 from Rebecca Evans, the deputy minister for farming and food in Wales. In her statement, Ms Evans highlighted ‘a series of improvements to the infrastructure supporting the veterinary profession in Wales’, which, she said, would ‘significantly strengthen and enhance the important contribution …