The University of Nottingham Dairy Herd Health Group was the winner of the Farm Animal Welfare Award at the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018.
The group was presented with its prize by TV’s Matt Baker, retired veterinary surgeon Chris Laurence, R.A.B.I corporate development manager Suzy Deeley, and a representative from NADIS.
Held at the Mercian Suite at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, the awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity sectors.
The Farm Animal Welfare Award was given to the University of Nottingham Dairy Herd Health Group in recognition of the long-standing dedication and work of its members, which has led to a shift in the use of painkillers in cattle. Eight peer reviewed papers have been published as a result of the group’s work and members have spoken at a number of conferences about the subject. They have also worked with the British Veterinary Association and the British Cattle Veterinary Association to write policies.
Speaking at the ceremony, awards’ judge, Tony Andrews, ex-director of RUMA, said: “A wide range of excellent entries involving groups and individuals were received for the 2018 Farm Animal Welfare Award and showed the extent of the care those involved in farming devote to their animals.
It took a considerable amount of time and debate to determine the eventual three finalists. In the end, members of the University of Nottingham Dairy Health Group won, after previously being nominated in 2016. I hope that this will encourage many of those who have proposed a person or a group this year to do so again in the future. This win helps to prove that old adage ‘if at first you don’t succeed’…”
Suzy Deeley said: “Congratulations to the winners of the Farm Animal Welfare Award, The University of Nottingham Dairy Herd Health Group, a well-deserved acknowledgement for their fantastic work.
“It’s an honour to be included in the Welfare Awards again this year. It is great to see a pharmaceutical company taking such a strong and active role in focusing on the welfare of our animals. The Awards get better every year and the nominations were all incredibly strong.”
Pictured above are (L to R) Chris Lawrence, Suzy Deeley, Chris Hudson, John Remnant, and Matt Baker.
For the full list of winners, visit www.cevawelfareawards.com