Sheep Health and Welfare Conference

Date: 21st November 2018

Location: Drayton Manor, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW

As a member of the Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG), NSA is pleased to once again be supporting the Sheep Health and Welfare Conference. 

SHAWG chairman, Charles Sercombe will start the day by giving his vision for the sheep industry including Brexit and Defra policy. Charles says: “This year’s SHAWG conference will showcase the hard work of both industry and academics in our quest to become the best sheep industry in the world for health and welfare.

“There are exciting and challenging times ahead for the sheep industry and with Brexit, never has there been more opportunity to have a say on its future. I hope attendees will pick up inspiration and new ideas to help them stay competitive.”

The day will include three sessions, the first of which will focus on ensuring responsible medicine use. Guest speaker Fiona Lovatt will review the progress made a year on from the RUMA report on antimicrobial use, discussing industry data and the next steps. With the future in mind, Lesley Stubbings will discuss where the industry needs to get to when it comes to sheep scab control, providing updates on current activity.

The second session will look at the priority areas for the sheep industry and in the afternoon there will be an interactive problem solving session to discuss issues such as disease surveillance and the use of technology.

Bookings for the conference can be made here.