Briefing notes

Schmallenberg and Blue Tongue Briefing

Mycoplasma Bovis briefing

Disease Cost Calculators

As part of the Defra funded Farm Health Planning Initiative in 2009/10, Reading University developed a series of cattle disease cost calculators in an attempt to better understand the costs of disease and importantly the costs associated with different mitigating actions. The CHAWG now manage these calculators for the industry and see them as an excellent tool in the toolbox for disease management.

Currently there are calculators for BVD, Johnes and Digital Dermatitis and can be accessed by following the below link:

Driving BVD eradication initiative

As detailed in our priority work areas, the CHAWG is working collaboratively to develop a national programme of BVD eradication. As a result a small technical working group has been established to work across a multi stakeholder group to steer a course through. The information included in this section will keep you up to speed with developments and provide you with the opportunity to feed into the developmental phase should you have ideas or even information that may assist us in reacting the CHAWG’s desired goal.

BVD tech group report May 2012

Beyond calf exports stakeholder forum

In 2006, Compassion in World Farming and the RSPCA convened the Beyond Calf Exports Stakeholder Forum with leading stakeholders to find realistic and economically viable solutions that would result in a greater number of male dairy calves being reared in the UK to meet the demand for beef on domestic and international markets. The Forum completed its activities in 2013 and CHAWG was asked to take over responsibility for the forum. Click on the link below to read the final report.

The Beyond Calf Exports Stakeholders Forum: A final report on progress (November 2013)

The Beyond Calf Exports Stakeholders Forum: A Progress Report (2009)