Northern Consultation on Animal Disease Surveillance and Meet the Processor 2013

Defra has asked me to promote the northern consultation on Animal Disease Surveillance, to be held at Pavilions of Harrogate on Thursday 31 January at 1.30pm.

The agenda is attached. Agenda 1_30pm start Defra would really like to see as many farmers and vets as possible to ensure that their future plans are practical, for those on the ground. To register your attendance, please email:

If you are unable to attend the meeting you can still contribute to the consultation by completing the online survey available on the AHVLA website.

Secondly, growers are being invited to visit mills and maltings as part of HGCA’s Meet the Processor 2013 initiative, in a bid to get a commercial and practical insight into what happens to grain beyond the weighbridge.

In Yorkshire the opportunities are:

Mill – Rank Hovis, Selby on 15th March

Mill – EB Bradshaws, Driffield on 19th March

Maltster – Muntons, Bridlington on 11th March

For more information and to book a place please click here.

Lastly, Defra is keen to hear feedback regarding the launch of the RDPE Dairy Fund just before Christmas. Please send all comments (be as honest as you can) to

If you need a reminder about the scheme, the link is:

About Rima Berry

I champion equitable community development, knowledge exchange and seeing the bigger picture.
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