Healthy Livestock: Where are they Now?
Healthy Livestock has provided focussed livestock health and welfare support to nearly 6,000 livestock farmers throughout the south west.
Healthy Livestock Participants
Nov 2010 - Jan 2012
There are higher levels of participation within Cornwall as the result of the extra funding targeted there, owing to its ‘Convergence’ status.
The higher density of participation in Devon reflects the fact that many of the farm animal practices delivering on the project had close working relationships with the RBS through working on previous animal health initiatives.
Of course, one third of the south west region’s livestock population is found in Devon and it is also important to consider regional differences in farm type and size. For instance the western parts of the region will have more pastoral activity and a higher proportion of smaller, family-run farms.
Devon and Cornwall have the highest number of agricultural holdings, while Wiltshire and Gloucestershire have the lowest. This is clearly reflected in the levels of uptake in these regions. The bare areas on the map clearly depict areas where populations are naturally low including Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Salisbury Plain; and the city of Bristol where you would not expect farmers to be located!