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SWDC cows in K38 250418 - South West Dairy Development Centre Somerset

A dairy farm fit for the future

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The new South West Dairy Development Centre, Agri-EPI Centre’s dairy farm of the future, is located in the south west of England – an important milk producing region, home to nearly 25% of dairy cows in Great Britain. Duncan Forbes, Agri-EPI Centre board member, talks about the new-state-of-the-art dairy facility in Somerset, which began milk production in late April.

International delegation visits Parkend Farm

As part of the OECD Rural Development Conference, Agri-EPI Centre's Satellite Farmer Brian Wetherup of Parkend Farm hosted a widespread international delegation to showcase Scottish rural innovation.
3D cameras to save pigs' tails

3D cameras to save pigs’ tails

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A new high-tech solution to the problem of tail biting in pigs has been devised by Scottish scientists and could become an alternative to the controversial last-resort practice of tail docking. The research is a collaboration between Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), pig supply chain partners including north-east animal feed firm Harbro, Agri-EPI Centre and Scottish farm technology company Innovent Technology Ltd,

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

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Agri-EPI were privileged to be invited to the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where leaders gathered in London to address the shared global challenges we face and agree actions on how to create a better future for all.

Precision agriculture technology opportunities in New Zealand

Innovate UK awarded Agri-EPI Centre funding to explore precision farming technology opportunities in New Zealand. Although in terms of economic performance New Zealand dairy and beef sectors are world leading, uptake of precision farming technology has been limited, especially in comparison with European countries such as France and The Netherlands.
Parkend Farm @ Euronews Knowledge November 2017

Sensors that make sense: from farming to water control

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Dairy farming has been a family affair at Parkend Farm in Scotland for three generations. But keeping an eye on the cows has never been easier. On his smartphone, Brian Weatherup receives automatic emails from the farm’s computer system, that alert him of any changes in the cows’ health or fertility status. The data is collected by collars the animals wear around their neck.

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