Brexit: The future for UK animal science and production

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union raises serious questions over the future of the country’s livestock production and animal research sectors. 

Access to funding and research, issues around trade, and guaranteed access to a strong, skilled workforce are some of the challenges the industry faces, but Brexit also has the potential to create opportunities too.

BSAS is committed to ensuring that animal scientists, livestock producers and others working across the sector have the chance to seize those opportunities and have their voices heard by those making decisions about the country’s future.

Working for your future 

In the lead-up to the UK leaving the EU, the society will be working hard to make sure the sector isn’t overlooked in Brexit negotiations. As part of that work, the BSAS
 has produced a post-Brexit policy white paper which sets out the key areas the government must focus on to ensure the long-term sustainability of UK livestock production and research.

Over the coming months, the society will be holding events across the livestock industry and with policy makers to discuss the issues raised in the white paper, and help find ways that they can be addressed.

The society is also asking its members and those concerned about the future of UK food and farming to engage in the debate and ensure their concerns their concerns are heard. We’ll be posting more information on how you can help soon.

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