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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 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

African agriculture knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2020 to 2021, round 5

UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £2 million to help fund an innovation project with another knowledge base and a business partner registered in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 27/01/2021

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Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers

The Gates Foundation seeks Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for smallscale producer (SSP) entrepreneurs, primarily in Africa and Asia.

Opens: 19/10/2020 Closes: 25/02/2021

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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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Meet the investors ready to invest in AgriTech SMEs working towards net zero emissions

The ‘SMEs transforming food production: series A investor partnership’ programme has selected a pool of lead private investors who are ready to invest alongside grant funding from Innovate UK.

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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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