Disease and reputational challenges cost the UK cattle and sheep sectors at least £500 million a year.
Ruminant Health & Welfare was established to co-ordinate and focus the UK farming industry’s drive to eradicate and control damaging cattle and sheep diseases.
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 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 a full list see below).