We need your expertise to help develop better understandings of endemic livestock disease.


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We are looking for beef cattle, sheep and dairy cattle farmers to take part in our research.

Opportunites to be involved will change over the course of the project. To find out more about the current opportunities read more below.


Focus groups

We need your expertise to help develop better understandings of endemic livestock disease.

As part of the project we are bringing together small groups of farmers online, via Zoom, to discuss and reflect on the question “Why do lameness and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea persist?” Participation will involve joining two online meetings, the first focusing on past experiences of these diseases, the second thinking about how we can deal with them better in the future’.

Each meeting will last no longer than 90 minutes and will be held online. If you’d like to take part email beth.clark@ncl.ac.uk. More information can be found here.

Interviews

We need your expertise to help develop better understandings of endemic livestock disease.

We’d like to speak to farmers based in the North East, Yorkshire and Cumbria who keep dairy/beef cattle and/or sheep to learn from your experiences of BVD and lameness. How do you identify and treat these diseases on your farm? How do you control or prevent them? Working with farmers and industry and advisory partners, the research aims to identify interventions which help to reduce the incidence of these disease and their costs to UK farming.

If you’d like to take part email beth.clark@ncl.ac.uk. More information can be found here.