Ruminant Health & Welfare has announced four key areas it will be working on over the next two years to help improve cattle and sheep production in the UK. These are: Priority diseases and syndromes, high impact/low prevalence diseases, welfare opportunities and future farming systems.
Ruminant Health & Welfare was established to co-ordinate and focus the ruminant sector‘s drive in tackling endemic cattle, sheep and goat diseases across the UK, working with partners in the four nations.
We work with industry and governments to influence collective action and secure the policy framework and funding required to prevent, manage or control disease and welfare challenges across the ruminant sectors.
Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland already have protocols in place for many diseases, so Ruminant Health & Welfare’s role there will be to assist existing bodies to deliver these priorities and share best practice.
Members comprise key stakeholders as well as specialist expertise in ruminant disease, genetics and epidemiology. For more information visit www.ruminanthw.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @ruminanthw.