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Technology meets farming for better management

As UK farmers face huge changes in their business environment, making precision all the more critical, Agri-EPI Centre is working with them to develop technologies that help to banish guess work from management decisions.

5G no leafy country lane

An update on the latest 5G RuralFirst activity at our South West Dairy Development Centre, from Centre manager Duncan Forbes.
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Collaboration key to success of UK agri-tech

Successful collaboration is key to the future of UK agri-tech. This was the message to emerge from the recent Game Changing Technologies in Agriculture event, organised by the Department for International Trade.
Lord and Lady Bathurst opening SW Dairy Centre 2 Oct 2018

Launch of South West Dairy Development Centre

Agri-EPI Centre has launched its state-of-the-art South West Dairy Development Centre in Somerset, which aims to offer a fresh vision for sustainable UK milk production. The £1.36 million, 180-cow dairy unit provides a...

Bringing together agri-tech industry partners

Acting as an industry-focussed innovation network is Agri-EPI’s core business. The more connected we can make the agri-tech sector, the better. Last week, Agri-EPI Centre welcomed more than 60 members to Cranfield...
Agribots and the tech revolution on the farm

Agribots and the tech revolution on the farm

To share best practices and promote the UK as a leader in precision agriculture innovation, the American Science and Innovation Network (SIN) invited a delegation from the Agri-EPI Centre to visit the US, covering visits...
SWDC cows in K38 250418 - South West Dairy Development Centre Somerset

A dairy farm fit for the future

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...

International delegation visits Parkend Farm

As part of the OECD Rural Development Conference earlier this year, 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

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...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

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...

Tell-tail signs

A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs – a health and welfare concern in affected pigs and an economic concern for industry. New research...
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Shaping 5G technology in rural communities

The UK government announced the winners of a £25 million competition to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G technology. Agri-EPI Centre, together with Cisco, BBC and University of Strathclyde, is part of '5G...
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Research in sheep production at Conon Brae Farms

Conon Brae Farms came on board as a satellite farm in 2017. The farmer, Ewan Macdonald, has a mixed enterprise of Sheep, cattle and Arable split between the Black Isle and Strathcarron. On the Black Isle, they are...

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