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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

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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Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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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

08.06.2021

What the livestock sector needs to make the most of change

In a year full of change, the British Animal Science Society (BSAS) held their first virtual conference, bringing the livestock sector together online and reaching across the globe to talk about “the Challenges of Change”.

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13.07.2021

How the KTN AgriFood team gets insight into the sector to shape its work

Our team of AgriFood expert keeps in touch with three groups for key agrifood areas: plant, food and animal. Hearing directly from people working in the sector helps us understand current opportunities, challenges and priorities so that we can adapt our work.

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