SCOPS welcomes agricultural journalists to sheep scab press briefing

22nd February 2022

Today (Tuesday 22nd February 2022), the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group welcomed agricultural journalists and other guests to a one-hour press briefing about sheep scab control in the four UK nations.

Stewart Burgess of Moredun spoke about the RDPE-funded ‘For Flock’s Sake’ project running with great success in three parts of England. He was joined by Ruth Dalton, coordinator for the North West region, and Kate Phillips from the Midlands cohort. NSA is running the South West part of the project, with Sean Riches summarising progress there.

With Moredun also involved in a project in Wales, Stewart talked about that and plans for more activity in the future.

Grace Reid, NSA Scottish Regional Coordinator, lifted the lid on very new information to come out of Scotland – with hopes of a Scottish Government-funded scab initiative to kick off there soon.

Paul Crawford highlighted the absence of recent activity in Northern Ireland, with things set to now change with a control programme under design and funding bids under discussion.

Click here to watch the press briefing.

Download speaker presentations below. And contact the NSA communications team with any questions.