Livestock

Livestock plays a key role in UK agriculture, helping to provide high quality food such as meat, milk and eggs, and contributing £14.7bn in output to the UK economy in 2020.

Livestock is a wide ranging industry encompassing everything from extensive hill farming of sheep, to lowland dairy and beef production, and pig and poultry production. Within the UK, we have large, well established companies and emerging SMEs who are actively involved in innovation. The UK is also home to a strong research base in animal and veterinary science and related areas, including world leaders. Livestock farming represents a major land use in the UK and is a key part to tackling climate change and ensuring that we’re able to feed the rapidly growing global population.

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Current Livestock funding opportunities

Farming Innovation Programme - feasibility round 2

Opens: 31/08/2022 Closes: 12/10/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £5.5 million for feasibility projects, from the Industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.

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Farming Innovation Programme small R&D partnership projects round 2

Opens: 31/08/2022 Closes: 02/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £11million for Small R&D Partnership Projects from the Industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 6

Opens: 20/09/2022 Closes: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

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Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission 2020 - Week 6
Recorded: 25th August

Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission 2020 - Week 6

KTN and Innovate UK are pleased to launch stage two of the virtual missions in July and August as part of the GCRF AgriFood Africa Programme.

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Livestock start-ups in the UK: A review of the innovation landscape

06/01/2022

Livestock start-ups in the UK: A review of the innovation landscape

Our AgriFood team takes a deep dive into what innovation looks like for livestock start-ups in the UK in this review.

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New Global Alliance Innovation Exchange Challenges for Africa - now open! Deadline to apply: 8 July 2022

27/05/2022

New Global Alliance Innovation Exchange Challenges for Africa - now open! Deadline to apply: 8 July 2022

Global Alliance Africa is supporting companies to find innovative solutions to AgriFood challenges in Africa. Challenges include preventing crop damage caused by migrating birds, and finding affordable and easy to maintain solutions for Sorghum grain threshing (and other grains). Deadline to apply: 8 July 2022.

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