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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.

We’ll share our deep knowledge of the livestock industry and will help you make powerful connections with key stakeholders in the sector.

Our Livestock Expert

Lucy Mather

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Funding Opportunities

Innovation loans: April 2021 open competition

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

Opens: 26/04/2021 Closes: 02/06/2021

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Fisheries and Seafood Scheme

The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme will provide financial support for projects in England that secure sustainable growth across the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and that protect and enhance the marine environment.

Opens: 14/04/2021 Closes: 31/12/2022

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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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Horizon Europe Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Work Programme

Horizon Europe is the next European Funding Framework Programme following on from its predecessor Horizon 2020. It will run for seven years from 2021 to 2027. The total budget set for the programme is €95.5 billion. There are six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment is Cluster 6.

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08.04.2021

Busting the myths around starting your own business

This year, Innovate UK awarded 64 young entrepreneurs a 1-year tailored package of support, including £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs. We asked the latest cohort of Young Innovators to bust 6 myths around starting your own business.

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