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25 September 2016

FAI Farms Represents Agriculture in The Parliamentary Review

FAI Farms, part of Benchmark Holdings, has been selected to appear in the 2015/16 edition of The Parliamentary Review, alongside The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, as well as leading names in UK agriculture.

The Parliamentary Review’s September release has become a key fixture in the political calendar showcasing best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector, with this edition aimed particularly at leading policymakers and executives within Agriculture.

BBC’s Parliamentary Correspondent, Mark D’Arcy, provides a political commentary in the publication, which is sent out to tens of thousands of leading policymakers. The articles in The Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform.

Our contribution highlights how our diverse and highly skilled team work closely with other farmers to identify their most pressing challenges before we mobilise science, practical expertise and innovation to find the most effective solutions.

Oistein Thorsen,

Director at FAI Farms

The review features FAI Farms’ work with McDonald’s UK to improve the welfare and productivity of their free-range egg supply by championing a strategy of planting trees on ranges. This has now become industry standard for UK free-range egg production. It also showcases how the Five Point Plan to stamp out sheep lameness, developed by FAI Farms, can reduce and maintain lameness levels around 1%, compared to the national average of 8.5% which besides causing pain to 18% of UK sheep is costing the industry GBP24 million annually.

Director of The Parliamentary Review, Daniel Yossman, said: “It’s been an utter privilege to work with a range of organisations from across the country in this year’s Review. Without their input, our aims of spreading expert knowledge and raising standards simply would not be achievable.”

Director of FAI, Ruth Layton, commented: “We are delighted to feature alongside such prominent names in UK agriculture. FAI is committed to helping the food sector overcome their challenges today in order to leave a better world for generations to come. We value the opportunity to contribute to this important publication.”

The review can be downloaded here