Project type: Specialist
Client: Defra UK
Contract period: 6 Months
In 2001, Walker Pritchard was appointed to provide Cost Management services during the Foot & Mouth Outbreak which spread across Britain.
The Report from the Royal Society shows clearly the major impact that the FMD 2001 epidemic had on the UK:
"That outbreak was the worst experienced by Britain since proper records began and involved 2030 cases spread across the country. Some 6 million animals were culled (4.9 million sheep, 0.7 million cattle and 0.4 million pigs), which resulted in losses of some £3.1 billion to agriculture and the food chain. Some £2.5 billion was paid by the Government in compensation for slaughtered animals and payments for disposal and clean up costs"
(The Royal Society - Infectious Diseases in Livestock, 2002.)