Ruminant Health & Welfare Limosin Cattle eating hay Welcome to
Ruminant Health & Welfare
The new independent industry-based body tasked with pushing back on the impact of sheep and cattle disease, and building the welfare status and production efficiency of our national flock and herd. Our Aims
Ruminant Health & Welfare - Lambs in a field Welcome to
Ruminant Health & Welfare
The new independent industry-based body tasked with pushing back on the impact of sheep and cattle disease, and building the welfare status and production efficiency of our national flock and herd. Our Aims
Ruminant Health & Welfare - Dairy Cattle with farmer Welcome to
Ruminant Health & Welfare
The new independent industry-based body tasked with pushing back on the impact of sheep and cattle disease, and building the welfare status and production efficiency of our national flock and herd. Our Aims
Sheep flock in Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales

The Health and Welfare of livestock is woven into our farming culture and is a day-to-day priority in our flocks and herds.

Ruminant Health & Welfare is a new independent industry-based body which is a product of that culture. It is an organisation tasked with pushing back on the impact of sheep and cattle disease, and building the welfare status and production efficiency of our national flock and herd.

Good diagnostics and effective therapies, vaccines, control and sometimes eradication programmes are the tools of disease control. However, co-ordination and collaboration across farms and across the four nations are also vital components of progress.

Ruminant Health & Welfare has a responsibility to producers to identify priorities and build the collaborative energy to generate change.

Aim 1
Aim 1
Reduce or eliminate

those endemic diseases with the greatest effect on welfare, productivity and climate change.

Aim 2
Aim 2
Identify and tackle

the greatest animal welfare challenges to secure a world-leading position on animal welfare for the UK.

Aim 3
Aim 3
Prioritise

diseases that impact the reputation of UK production, including those affecting trade or human health.

Aim 4
Aim 4
Champion

high health and welfare standards, and priorities relating to domestic or overseas markets for the UK.

Member organisations

span farming and government across all four nations.