The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep.
The final report from the Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) provides a wide ranging summary of facts and figures relating to the UK sheep industry. The report aims to encourage the identification and collection of additional data, particularly in relation to sheep industry priorities identified by SHAWG.
In 2019, the UK was 109% self-sufficient for lamb, up by nearly 10% on the previous year. This increase was due to both a reduction in lamb consumption in the UK year-on-year, and an increase in domestic production.