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Crops for Human and Farmed Animal Nutrition

BBSRC is inviting researchers from a range of backgrounds to apply their expertise across the spectrum of underpinning to applied research in order to advance our understanding of how crops and/or crop-based food can have a positive health benefit for humans or farmed animals. It is important to deliver benefits to researchers, industrial partners and practitioners. Proposals should...
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AHDB Beef & Lamb Invitation to Tender: Update Feeding the Ewe

AHDB Beef & Lamb is currently focusing on research work to improve the understanding of how nutritional requirements of sheep have changed.  Changes in breeds, mature size and genetic potential has meant that nutritional requirements that were established in the 1970s need updating.  AHDB Beef & Lamb, plus its predecessors of Meat and Livestock Commission and EBLEX,...
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AHDB Beef & Lamb Invitation to tender: Grazing stock on forage crops

AHDB Beef & Lamb is currently focusing on improving performance off grass and forage for beef and sheep producers. Recent research work has focussed on sheep systems through the work on all grass wintering and a new project on maximising beef from grass and forage is just starting. There is a growing interest on the use of livestock on a range of forage crops, including cover and catch...
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Adding a supplement to diet of dairy cows can reduce methane emissions by 30%

Recently published research has shown that adding a supplement to the diet of dairy cows can reduce methane emissions by 30%. The cows fed on the supplement, novel methane inhibitor 3-nitrooxypropanol (3NOP), also gained more body weight than the control group. The study used 48 Holstein cows at a University farm to test the effects of different levels of the supplement. Alexander...
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Workshop on insects as an alternative animal feed, 4th August, London

The Global Food Security Programme (GFS) is a multi-agency programme bringing together the main UK funders of research and training related to food. GFS invites you to a workshop bringing academic, industry and policy stakeholders together to  identify knowledge gaps  and scope the  priorities for research  around using insects as an alternative animal feed. ...
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Sustainable and Efficient Food Production Workshops, July & Sept 2014

The Advanced Training Partnership (ATP) for Sustainable and Efficient Food Production has announced the dates of four workshops to be held in July and September 2014: Celebrating Home-grown Feed Cirencester  15-16th July Just how viable is growing your own feed? We will look at this in terms of: Domestic alternatives for complete feed rations; and building...
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