Ruminant Health & Welfare Limosin Cattle eating hay Welcome to
Ruminant Health & Welfare
The new independent industry-based body tasked with helping farmers & stock managers tackle sheep & cattle disease, and build the health & welfare status, resilience 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 helping farmers & stock managers tackle sheep & cattle disease, and build the health & welfare status, resilience 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 helping farmers & stock managers tackle sheep & cattle disease, and build the health & welfare status, resilience 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 an independent, industry-based body tasked with helping farmers and stock managers tackle sheep and cattle disease, and build the health and welfare status, resilience 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. The right results will underpin industry efforts to meet Net Zero and responsible antibiotic use ambitions.

Aim 1
Aim 1
Prevent...

...manage or eradicate those endemic diseases with the greatest effect on health, welfare & productivity.

Aim 2
Aim 2
Identify...

...opportunities for farm-level interventions that support our ambition of being among world leaders in animal welfare.

Aim 3
Aim 3
Address...

...inherent issues in current and future farming systems that could lead to health and welfare or reputational challenges.

Aim 4
Aim 4
Champion

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

Member organisations

span farming and government across all four nations.