One of the key health concerns around sheep farming is disease. Diseases in sheep can spread quickly causing sickness and potential lamb mortality.
In addition to this, sheep farmers need to take precautions to prevent flocks from developing foot conditions which, as well as being painful for the animals, can result in lameness. There is also the issue of parasites such as lice and gastrointestinal worms such as liver fluke.
What makes RSPCA Assured different?
Based on the latest scientific evidence, the RSPCA sets out standards which are far more detailed and stricter than minimum legal requirements. Together with RSPCA Farm Livestock Officers, RSPCA Assured assessors check that RSPCA welfare standards are being achieved on our assured farms.