Healthy Animals Are Connected to More Efficient Land Use

When animals are sick, they require more land. A global study has found significant associative relationships between disease levels, vaccination rates, and land use:

  • When 20% of poultry globally are affected by disease each year, 8.6% more land is estimated to be necessary to maintain expected production levels.

A 40% global vaccination rate for cattle in a given year is associated with a 5.2% reduction in land required for livestock production.