New technologies to future-proof the livestock sector

New and upcoming technologies in the Scottish livestock sector will be the focus of an event organised by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

The event will showcase the latest research into new technologies for livestock currently being carried out by SRUC, SAC Consulting – part of SRUC, and Teagasc.

The power of data, virtual fencing and grass precision tools are among the topics being addressed by speakers at the Future Livestock New Technologies event.

Kirsten Williams, of SAC Consulting, said: “Agriculture is facing great challenges, with an increasing world population, changing policy and a drive to improve the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Farmers can rise to this challenge by adapting farming systems to meet these changing circumstances and taking up practices and technologies that allow the output to be maximised and inputs reduced.

“The event will allow for knowledge exchange and bring science into practice.”

The event, funded by the University Innovation Fund, will run as an afternoon session on Tuesday 1 June.

 

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John Swire - Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.