Farmers, vets and industry stakeholders will be joining forces at this year’s Sheep Health and Welfare Group Conference to focus on world-leading health and welfare standards.
Acknowledging the need for continuous knowledge exchange and practical solutions to sheep industry challenges, the conference is taking place online on Tuesday 24 November from 9am to 4pm.
Nigel Miller, qualified vet and chair of the newly formed Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) group, will be leading the discussion on co-ordinating a future vision for the UK’s sheep farms.
The one-day conference will provide a platform for well-respected speakers – vets, consultants, academics, and farmers – over three key sessions: Safeguarding responsible medicine use, priority areas for the sheep industry, and Mr Miller’s interactive session.
To get a better understanding of views from the farm gate, the newly formed RH&W has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms.