Thank you for your interest in this survey, which is part of a project to help British beef and lamb producers increase profitability through improved lamb and calf survival. The project is funded by AHDB, HCC and QMS and run by Edinburgh, Liverpool and Nottingham vet schools. 

We are looking to collect information to help us better understand the reasons for neonatal (new born) losses on British sheep and beef units. We are aware that producers are often asked to complete surveys and so this survey is designed to be as efficient as possible. 

Most questions are tick boxes, but there are some questions that ask for numbers relating to your farm e.g. breeding cows, lamb losses, etc. These are essential to capture the relationship between management and performance across GB. Having your 2017/18 herd/flock records to hand would be very useful when responding to this survey.

We will hold the data collected by this survey on secure servers in the UK for 10 years, in accordance with GDPR rules. All data is collected anonymously and cannot be linked by us to you or your holding. The results of the study will be used in scientific publications and for knowledge transfer. By proceeding, you consent for your data to be used in this way.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Alexander Corbishley at the University of Edinburgh on 0131 651 7474 or

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