Sheep

The AssureWel sheep welfare outcome measures are currently being developed and piloted.

AssureWel timeline

The following measures have been identified by AssureWel as being important to assess for sheep. The criteria to select these 'core' measures included consideration as to how practical they are to assess on-farm.

 Individual measure 1. a) Lameness
 Flock measures 1. b) Lameness: severely lame sheep
2. Body Condition Score (Thin sheep)
3. Dirtiness
4. Fleece loss
5. Sheep needing further care
6. a) Tail docking (docked short)
 Records measures 6. b) Castration, tail docking and ear notching
7. Mortality