The Importance of Acting Now
The world has never had so many livestock, and this population continues to increase. These animals dominate land, water and air use in order to provide nutritious food, valuable fibres and traction power. The health of livestock has a direct effect on their efficiency so intervening in the health issues that have the greatest effect on this efficiency is critical. Making the best possible use of livestock in a welfare appropriate way is growing in importance, as any loss impacts on producers and consumer directly and others across society indirectly.