BBC Radio Four were given an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into how young farmers at Hartpury are trained in animal welfare, looking after livestock and the business of farming today.
The findings of presenter, Charlotte Smith, will be aired on the morning of Saturday 4th October as part of a series of weekly themed reports. Hartpury will feature as part of this week’s programme which covers animal welfare.
One of Hartpury’s agriculture lecturers, James Papworth, spent time with the reporters and a group of students giving an insight into how our young farmers are trained. Students answered questions on what they are taught with regards to animal welfare and also gave their views on labelling cattle.
Topics covered during the programme will include the new NPA helpline number for farm workers to report abuse and neglect; a roundup by the RSPCA; a short section on halal meat slaughter; and an update on ‘method of production’ labelling.
The programme will be broadcast on Saturday 2nd October from 06.30 and you can listen here. A selection of photos from the visit can also be found on our Facebook page.