Many farmers assume they have liver fluke (both beef and sheep) due to boggy or wet nature of their land and the rainfall/climate, but have never actually done any testing, post mortem examinations or had abattoir feedback to confirm this.
Liverfluke are a familiar feature to producers of upland sheep and beef cattle. These parasites are particularly common with warm, wet weather – the type of weather that may increase with climate change.
Many of us have all been thinking a lot more about food shopping. It has become a much less mundane and much more fraught activity.
Pippa Goldschmidt looks at this practice of leading livestock by foot across long distances from individual farms to auctions and slaughterhouses.