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New Chair of CHECS Board appointed

After five years as Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHECS) Chair, Welsh dairy farmer Abi Reader is standing down from the role due to other commitments. The CHECS Board would like to thank Ms Reader for her dedication and time whilst in the role and are delighted that she will continue to be a member of…

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CHECS seeks new Board Chair

CHECS is seeking a new Chair to implement the recommendations outlined in the CHECS Strategy report. The CHECS Board believe that the plans outlined in this document offer an excellent way forward for CHECS and also that it properly reflects the views of those on and outside of the Board and this strategy now needs…

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CHECS publishes new strategy

CHECS has published its new strategy following a period of discussion and development over the summer between the board and other industry stakeholders. Discussions are now being had over how to take this strategy forward and implement the 10 recommendations, so that CHECS can continue to play a valuable and respected role in supporting high…

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CHECS rolls out new membership to tackle bovine TB

CHECS is rolling out a new UK-wide TB Entry Level Membership over the coming months, focusing on biosecurity ‚Äėbasics‚Äô to help farmers reduce the risk of TB breakdowns in their herds. Bovine TB has a devastating impact on farmers and their cattle. It is the UK‚Äôs most challenging animal health and welfare issue, costing farms…

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CHECS announces changes in Johne’s disease testing rules

Changes to Johne‚Äôs disease testing protocols which may affect subsequent herd Risk Levels have been announced by CHECS, which sets industry standards for cattle disease control across UK and Ireland. CHECS has confirmed the rule changes are aimed at increasing consistency and confidence in Johne‚Äôs disease test results. The changes will come into effect from…

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CHECS urges cattle farmers to make sure their herd testing is up to date

Following on from the statement below which was issued by CHECS on the 8th April 2020, at the onset of Covid-19 in the UK and the nationwide lockdown when many farms were unable to undertake herd testing: “CHECS therefore advises that health status will be suspended when testing becomes overdue, but it can be reinstated…

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Vet survey highlights cattle lameness and disease as top challenges

A survey of 240 veterinary surgeons and advisers across the UK has overwhelmingly pinpointed lameness as the top health and welfare challenge facing cattle farmers and vets, with infectious disease second and lack of investment third. The online survey was carried out in June by CHECS, which sets standards for infectious disease control and quality…

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Survey of vets and cattle advisers now closed

Many thanks to the vets, advisers and SQPs who completed our survey. We received 240 responses and are delighted to announce the winners of the four £50 Amazon gift vouchers, as drawn from the hat, are: Philip Thomas; Joanne Brewin; Alasdair Carswell; Katie Arrowsmith.

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