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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 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 ÂŁ50 Amazon gift vouchers, as drawn from the hat, are: Philip Thomas; Joanne Brewin; Alasdair Carswell; Katie Arrowsmith.

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Dairy and commercial beef leading renewed efforts on cattle disease

A 30% increase in cattle health scheme membership in the UK is being driven by dairy and commercial beef farmers as part of efforts to have healthier herds and combat costly diseases, suggests a new study. A survey of almost 1,000 members of cattle health schemes licensed by CHECS, the body which sets biosecurity standards…

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Governments look to integrate CHECS into Bovine TB control

The inclusion of CHECS Bovine TB Herd accreditation in new TB rules issued by the Welsh Government and a consultation recently launched by Defra has been welcomed in a presentation to vets on 26 July at the Royal Welsh Show. The address, which was part of a seminar hosted by the Welsh Government, came from…

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