AHDB Beef & Lamb share findings of recent research

Maximising forage in ewe diets and the Beef Feed Efficiency Programme are some of the projects highlighted in the 2016 R&D review, which has been published by AHDB Beef & Lamb.

The second edition of the report summarises the research carried out by the organisation on behalf of levy payers over the last 12 months, including key findings from completed projects and updates on ongoing research.

AHDB Beef & Lamb funds around 25 research projects a year, covering five key areas: health and welfare, nutrition, genetics, meat quality and sustainable systems of production. A number of PhD projects are also funded, which produce high-quality research while providing training for people keen to enter the industry.

Dr Liz Genever, Beef & Lamb senior scientist at AHDB said: “The aim of the research AHDB Beef & Lamb undertakes is to produce practical outcomes that can be adopted by the industry.

“The R&D Review is a good opportunity to tell levy payers about the breadth of work we are involved in and show how their money is being spent.”

Adam Quinney, Beef & Lamb sector chair said: “Work by AHDB Beef & Lamb covers all aspects of beef cattle and sheep production, with the aim of improving efficiencies for the beef and sheep sector.

“As a levy payer and board chairman, the review is an easy way to gain an overview of research carried out in the key areas of production.”

The report can be downloaded from beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/publications. A hard copy can be requested by emailing clare.medlock@ahdb.org.uk

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