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AHDB Beef & Lamb call for applications for postgraduate studentship projects for 2017

AHDB is seeking applications to its Beef and Lamb PhD studentship programme for projects starting in October 201 7 .   Specific terms relating to the call and all relevant documentation for submitting proposals can be found on the Beef and Lamb, and AHDB websites: http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/research/funding-opportunities/open-funding-opportunities/ ...
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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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AHDB opens call for agriculture and horticulture PhD studentships

AHDB has announced that it intends to fund around fifteen PhD studentships, starting in 2016, to deliver new experts and science with practical benefits. The dealine for applications is  12pm on 14 September 2015. AHDB provides support to a number of postgraduate students who are engaged on research projects relevant to the agriculture and horticulture sectors it...
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Are you interested in organic and low input ruminant production?

Low Input beef, sheep and Dairy Workshop, 21-22 April 2015 , near Stocksfield, Northumberland The Advanced Training Partnership (ATP) in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is holding a two day workshop on low input beef, sheep and dairy on 21-22 April 2015 near Stocksfield in Northumberland. Speakers from IBERS and  Pasture for Life  will draw on current...
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New study finds that eating beef is tens times more costly to the environment than other animal-derived foods

We are told that eating beef is bad for the environment, but do we know its real cost? Are the other animal or animal-derived foods better or worse? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, conducted in collaboration with scientists in the US, has  compared the environmental costs of various foods  and come up with some surprisingly clear results. The findings, which are...
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FAWC consultation on the welfare of animals in the beef industry

In April 2013 the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) began an 18 month study considering issues relating to animals in the beef industry, including male calves and veal, leading to an Opinion (a short report). The work is being carried out by FAWC’s Ruminants Standing Committee, chaired by Huw Davies. FAWC is an expert committee providing advice to the Department for Environment,...
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World aquaculture industry now producing more protein than beef industry

A report from the Earth Policy Institute (EPI) has revealed that fish farming is now producing more animal protein than the beef industry, with 66 million tons of fish produced in 2012 versus 63 million tons of beef. You can find out more in an interesting article on The Beef Site by clicking here.
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Parliamentary report on carbon footprint of beef and lamb

A newly-published parliamentary report examining how the carbon footprint of beef and lamb production is measured has been welcomed by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX). Sequestration identified as the biggest area of contention While acknowledging the positive environmental impacts that grazing livestock bring, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Beef and...
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