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Animal Welfare Overview, Agribay, Farm Mechanic

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. David Main from the Royal Agricultural College explains what the current challenges are in animal welfare.

All this week Farming Today will focus on animal welfare and David Main from the Royal Agricultural University outlines what the key issues are in this area, such as tail docking in pigs or removing male calves from their Mothers in the dairy industry. He also discusses how animal welfare might fit into the Government's post-Brexit farming strategy.

Rupert Lawrie tells Charlotte Smith how he hopes his newly-created online marketplace Agribay will help tackle food waste on farms.

Who do farmers call when their machinery breaks down? Well, engineers like Will Walmsley are the equivalent of the roadside recovery for farmers, and Toby Field's been to Gloucestershire to meet him as he tackles a broken hydraulic pump for a sprayer.

Producer: Toby Field.

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