Health planning is a useful way of proactively managing livestock health and welfare, avoiding disease and optimising productivity. Veterinary input helps to ensure such plans are effective and strategic. In line with other UK assurance schemes, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) introduced a requirement for annual veterinary visits and veterinary sign-off of health plans, to their cattle and sheep standards, in 2020.
Recognising that the new standards could be a big change for crofts, a dispensation was made to provide additional time to adapt. Two years have passed and these changes are due to be implemented in full when the new cattle and sheep standards go live in April 2022.
To give an overview of the changes SCF will host an online event on Monday 28th February at 7pm, at which Eilidh Corr, Animal Health and Welfare Specialist for QMS, will explain the changes and take questions.
The session will be recorded for those who can’t make it, so questions can be sent in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for the event here.