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Detail needed on agricultural reform, says BVA

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By Matthew Limb

The BVA has urged the government to fulfil its promises on maintaining and improving animal health and welfare in its post-Brexit agricultural policy.

The BVA said the UK leaving the EU was an opportunity to review agricultural policy but more detail was still needed on aspects of government plans.

BVA president John Fishwick said: ‘It’s vital that the government uses vets’ expertise to best effect in the development and implementation of any new policy and plans.’

The Association this week submitted its written response to Defra’s consultation paper, ‘Health and Harmony, the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit’.

That paper, published in February, signalled a move away …

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