Nigel Miller - Ruminant Heath & Welfare Chair
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Sheep Health and Welfare Conference identifies key disease challenges

Reproductive failure and neonatal lamb disease / mortality have the biggest impact on sheep farmers’ productivity, according to a poll at this week’s SHAWG conference. But thin ewe syndrome and conditions in late pregnancy have the greatest impact on animal welfare, meaning farmers have to prioritise improving different aspects of their flock.

Cattle grazing high risk pasture near watercourse
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Identify ruminant disease to tackle health challenges

The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (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.

Ruminant Health & Welfare - Caroline Slay and Gwyn Jones
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Further appointees to new Ruminant Health and Welfare Group announced

Two further leadership appointments have been made to the newly formed UK-wide Ruminant Health and Welfare Group (RHWG): Caroline Slay in the role of secretary general, and Gwyn Jones as the new vice chair. They join Berwickshire farmer and qualified vet Nigel Miller, who was appointed chair on 1 June.