Livestock farm assurance inspections

The current DEFRA farm assurance inspection isnt working as well as it should do. Farms are treated the same, regardless of how well or badly they performed in the inspection, and farmers are given notice ahead of time.

I would like to see the inspection system change where:

  • farms are given 1-5 rating, 1 being very bad, 5 being excellent
  • those who perofrm baddly get more regular follow up inspections to make sure they are raising their standards, and farmers who perform well are rewarded with less freequent checks
  • farms are not given notice ahead of time, inspections are carried out without prior notice so that the inspector gets a more accurate idea of the animal welfare standards on an ongoing basis

Why the contribution is important

It would would make the inspectors focus their attention on raising standards of those farms who are scoring lower in the inspections, use their resources more efficiently, and have a positive effect on the overall levels of animale welfare on livestock farms.

by TyG on August 28, 2016 at 05:34PM

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  • Posted by CelynMenai February 23, 2017 at 13:58

    Diolch i chi am rannu eich syniadau a sylwadau!

    Mae eich blaenoriaethau a syniadau yn cael eu defnyddio i helpu’r Pwyllgor i ysgrifennu ei adroddiad ar sut y gallwn ddatblygu egwyddorion sy'n sail i bolisi amaethyddiaeth a datblygu gwledig newydd i Gymru. Am ragor o wybodaeth, plîs cysylltwch â fi ar Mi fyddai’n sicr o ddiweddaru’r tudalennau hyn a’r sgwrs fel mae hyn yn datblygu.

    Mae eich syniadau a’ch blaenoriaethau hefyd wedi bod o gymorth i’r Pwyllgor wrth iddo wahodd sefydliadau a chyrff cynrychioliadol i’r Senedd i roi tystiolaeth ar lafar ar ddyfodol amaeth yng Nghymru.

    O ddiddordeb , mae'r Pwyllgor yn cynnal nifer o ymgynghoriadau newydd ar hyn o bryd. Mae croeso i chi gysylltu yn uniongyrchol, neu ymweld â wefan y Pwyllgor am fanylion pellach:

    Diolch o galon i chi gyd eto!


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