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     Visiting the Farm 
     and Biosecurity 

    Whether it is the relatively controlled environment of a poultry production facility, or the more open pasture of a beef or dairy operation, biosecurity is critical.

    Over the past decade, food safety, public health and animal health have gained greater importance throughout the world. Quality assurance and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) programs originate at the primary production level - the farm - with biosecurity planning a key role for the entire food production chain.

    Biosecurity provides:

    • an essential component of many on-farm food safety programs;
    • greater consumer acceptability of the quality and safety of the food supply;
    • healthy animals that are more productive;
    • improved animal welfare and well-being;
    • improved efficiency and profitability for the farmer.

    As the primary producers of food, we require support from you to assist the team on the farm in doing their part, using new knowledge and technology to continuously improve the safety of the food supply, maintain and improve animal health and protect the environment. This heightened  focus on prevention through basic hygiene and biosecurity standards, helps us to operate safely and with the best interest of the livestock at the heart of what we do.

    Register your visit

    As part of our assurance schemes, we are required to keep visitor records. This allows us to trace infection in both the animals and anyone on the farm. Please leave your contact details to ensure yours and the animal’s safety. Please be aware that to enter the pig unit, you must not have had contact with pigs for at least 48 hours.

    Privacy information

    As a visitor to the Farm, we will collect and process your personal data for security and health and safety purposes. This will allow us to know who has been on our premises for biosecurity purposes or in the event of an unforeseen event such as a fire alarm.

    We will collect your name, contact details, and biosecurity details. We may share this information with departments within the University. Your personal data will not be used for Marketing purposes. It will be retained in a safe and secure manner, for a maximum of two year.

    The lawful basis for processing this information is as it is necessary for:

    Performance of a contract; Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject; Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another person; Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

    Data Protection rights

    Under GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 you have rights in relation to your data. You have the right of access, rectification, erasure, and restriction on processing. To find out more about your rights or how your data is used contact the data protection officer on


    Key Information

    Please follow the link to find out information on policies, procedures and guidance collated to provide applicants and students easy access to the arrangements by which students' studies and everyday student life, whilst at Harper Adams University, are governed.

    Hygiene Practices on Farm

    Please follow the below guidelines to ensure the safety of yourself, others and the farm animals:

    • Always wash hands thoroughly after visiting the farm/contact with animals and especially before eating.
    • Please ensure boots are dipped prior to entering the farm.

    Personal details

    Biosecurity details

    Have you been in contact with cattle, sheep, pigs and/or poultry in the last 60 days?

    Please enter the date of last contact:

    Are you currently suffering with enteric illness?

    Enteric Illnesses are caused by micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause intestinal illness. These diseases most frequently result from consuming contaminated food or water and some can spread from person to person.

    Please note that if you are currently suffering with an enteric illness you should not visit the farm. Please contact a member of the farm staff to discuss your visit.

    Visit details


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