The livestock facts project aims to ensure that facts relevant to livestock sector are up-to-date and robust. The LD4D livestock facts working group have joined forces with the GLAD livestock advocacy project and FAO to assess and review key livestock facts with the goal of creating a credible and reliable platform for fact checking and sharing. The livestock facts will likely be hosted on the new SEBI ‘livestockdata.org’ website, all facts will be peer reviewed and full reference material will be supplied. The livestock facts will offer an open-access resource, with downloadable data and graphics. Louise Donnison (SEBI Data Analyst) will represent LD4D at a joint LD4D, GLAD and FAO meeting at ILRI, Nairobi planned for October 2017.