HCC aims to improve quality, increase cost effectiveness and add value to red meat products across the whole supply chain in Wales.


There are 4.1 million breeding ewes in Wales, some 30% of the GB flock numbers and over 220,000 beef females (12% of the GB herd). For more industry statistics click here.

There are four main strands to HCC's Industry Development activities:

  1. 1

    Technology Transfer

    Projects aimed at reducing unit cost of production and increasing efficiencies throughout the red meat supply chain; improving flock and herd health in the production sector; and genetic improvement.

  2. 2

    Research and Development

    Research is ongoing in a number of areas across the supply chain. Click here for more information.

  3. 3


    HCC provides technical training and information on beef and sheep production. Click here for technical handbooks.

  4. 4


    HCC communicates best practice information through a wealth of publications and farmer meetings, HCC also provides up to date market prices.



For more information on the Sustainable Control of Parasites, click here



For more information on the Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainably, click here

Animal Bytes

Animal Bytes – your guide to the latest developments in Animal Science. Click here

TB Eradication

Information on the Welsh Governments Bovine TB eradication programme. Click here

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