AMR and biosecurity under discussion at young farmers event

n Seamus Camplisson

THE YFCU teamed up with DAERA to host a live Question and Answer Event yesterday evening (July 1) focussing on AMR and Biosecurity.

The event was co-hosted by Jim Blee, DAERA Deputy Director of Animal Health & Welfare Policy, and Jessica Pollock, YFCU A&R Committee Chair.

n Robert Huey :

The panellists for the evening consisted of Seamus Camplisson (Head of Health Protection Branch, Department of Health), Cathal Carr (AVSPNI President), Robert Huey (Chief Veterinary Officer) and Colin Smith (Industry Development Manager, Livestock and Meat Commission NI).

The aim of the Q&A was to:

n Raise awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR);

n Build working relationships with DAERA Veterinary Service and Animal Health Group;

n Further raise the awareness of the need for good biosecurity on farms.

n Colin Smith :

The event was open to all and completely free to attend.


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