We deliver a wide range of consultancy, research and training in relation to the health and welfare of all major livestock species. This includes cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Our research goals are to improve stock performance and health whilst ensuring consumer needs are met.
Specialist livestock consultants work with farmers, policy-makers, retailers and others to provide practical information on animal health and welfare. We combine commercial and scientific expertise with knowledge of legislation to assess the impacts of policy options for Government.
We carry out animal health benchmarking, typically based on groups using a ‘focus farm’ approach. We also establish and monitor Key Welfare Indicators (KWIs) for different livestock sectors. We use these activities as a basis for advising on changes and improvements.
Our consultants can help clients to design and monitor their own farm trials. However, we also have our own research facility which we use to undertake more detailed studies for clients.