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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

Agri-tech Catalyst round 10: agriculture and food systems, mid stage

Mid stage industrial research

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

Opens: 20/07/2020 Closes: 21/10/2020

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$2000 scholarship for students with a precision agriculture idea that will have a positive impact on the environment is running a contest for UK, US and Canadian students to win one of three scholarships. 

Opens: 01/09/2020 Closes: 25/09/2020

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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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KTN Unveils its Ambitious Five Year Strategy

Five-year Strategy prioritises the economic, societal and environmental benefits of innovation in KTN’s vision to change the world.

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Agri-tech hackathon seeks solutions to Covid’s impact on farming

Two members of the KTN AgriFood team will be part of the panel judging which solutions have the best market potential. Registration closes on Tuesday 8 September, and the hackathon will be held 23-24 September.

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