Professor Davy McCracken provides an update in the Press & Journal on collaborative research projects to improve the health of the national sheep flock.
These projects include the EU funded EuroSheep project and EU funded project Techcare.
The two main goals for the EuroSheep project are:
- To assess how best to improve individual and flock performance through improved management of animal health.
- To consider how an enhanced focus on the nutritional needs of the animals can help reduce annual feed costs
The main focus of the TechCare project is to “identify how innovative Precision Livestock Farming technologies can be used to identify animal welfare issues in sheep and goat systems”.
Both projects ensure the Hill & Mountain Research Centre team remain connected with researchers across the major European and eastern Mediterranean sheep producing countries as well as supporting the learning of practical lessons from one another and adapting these to improve best practice in their respective countries.
You can read the full article here: Collaborative proposals to improve the health of our national sheep flock
To read more about improving Upland Agricultural Productivity click here: Innovation in Upland Livestock Systems – Improving Upland Agricultural Productivity