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.