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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

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 both large, well established companies and emerging SMEs – and many of these 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 of the solution to help tackle climate change and ensure 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 significant connections with many of the key stakeholders in the sector. Our work includes a wide ranging remit from genetics and precision agriculture helping to improve productivity and sustainability.

Our Livestock Expert

Lucy Mather

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Funding Opportunities

Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) – feasibility studies

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million for feasibility studies to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

Opens: 01/03/2021 Closes: 28/04/2021

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Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) – industrial research

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £7 million for industrial research to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

Opens: 01/03/2021 Closes: 28/04/2021

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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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News

16.11.2020

Net zero emissions in agriculture

With the UK on a mission to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the AgriFood sector is rising to the challenge.

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22.02.2021

Farming Innovation Pathways - All you need to know about this new £12m funding competition for farm-focused innovations

The new £12m Farming Innovation Pathways funding competition is for collaborative feasibility studies and industrial research projects around improving food productivity and increasing resilience and sustainability in line with net zero ambitions.

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