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.

Benchmarking and farm trials

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.

Client training and presenting

Our consultants provide livestock health and welfare training events for experienced managers and trainees, government policy-makers, inspectors and veterinarians.  We undertake a wide range of stakeholder consultations and knowledge transfer activities in relation to current livestock issues.  This includes organising, facilitating and speaking at meetings and focus groups, providing information to farmers and policy-makers alike.

Our livestock consultants also work outside of the UK, both in the EU and further afield, delivering short-term animal-health related consultancy projects and contributing to research work.

Contact Jason Gittins if you would like more information on:

  • Policy evaluation and advice to Government
  • Animal health and welfare evaluation at farm level
  • Benchmarking, leading to improved stock health and welfare
  • Livestock health research
  • Design and monitoring of on-farm studies
  • Overseas animal health and welfare compliance assessments

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