livestock disease reduces global production by 80 billion kilos of meat and 179.5 billion kilos of dairy each year, reducing producer revenue by $358.4 billion.
In 2018, Global egg production was likely reduced by 3 million tonnes by disease, equivalent to a US$5.6 billion loss or nearly four times the £1.2 billion UK egg market
Every one percentage point reduction in beef and dairy cattle disease rates would increase producer revenue by US$3.2 billion and US$3.8 billion, respectively
The Australian Government estimates that an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease would cost farmers AUD$80 billion in direct costs over 10 years.
The FAO calls livestock ‘the world’s third most important source of income” and ‘an asset for economic resilience’.
Just one livestock disease, Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), causes up to $21 billion in global economic losses every year.