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An analysis of current and future structure of the British sheep industry for disease control purposes - SE0237

Description
The objective of this research is to describe the breeding structure of the British sheep industry at mating in 2003 and investigate future scenarios. This will include a quantitative estimate of the number of breeds used, their size, the mating structure represented by the breeds of ram mated to the breeds of ewe and information on flock size. The movement of sheep between flocks will also be estimated.

This work has been specifically requested by the National Scrapie Plan (NSP) to underpin their planning for scrapie eradication. The primary use of the results will be for NSP purposes. However, there is a wide interest in the results of this work throughout sheep industry organisations and the three government's agricultural departments in the countries of Britain. The results could be used to answer a wide range of structural and policy issues relating to the sheep industries in England, Wales and Scotland.
Project Documents
• Final Report : An analysis of current and future structure of the British sheep industry for disease control purposes   (40k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £147,718
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Wye College, Imperial College London
Keywords
Animal Health              
Breeding              
Epidemiology              
Modelling              
Plants and Animals              
Scrapie              
Sheep              
TSEs              
Fields of Study
Animal Health