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STANDARDS IN EQUESTRIAN SURFACES AND PERFORMANCE RESEARCH

RACES is the Research and Consultancy in Equine Surfaces, a world-leading collaboration at Myerscough College, working in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Central Lancashire.

REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF MEAT POULTRY PRODUCTION

Three specific projects at Nottingham Trent University aimed at reducing the environmental impact of meat and poultry production have together sparked uptake in the sector, and led to the development of a patent and product adoption by a FTSE100 company.

WATER USE EFFICIENCY

For outcomes of ‘blue-sky’ research that nevertheless has real-world impact, you need look no further than Myerscough College’s collaboration with Lancaster University to identify practical solutions to the increasing strain on global water resources produced by greater domestic and industrial demand.

CONTROL OF BOVINE VIRAL DIARRHOEA (BVD) VIRUS IN LIVESTOCK

Research into BVD carried out by Professors George Gunn and Alistair Stott at SRUC, Professor Claire Heffernan at the University of Reading and Professor Joe Brownlie at the Royal Veterinary College led to the establishment of BVD eradication programmes in Scotland and then elsewhere in the UK.

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RIVER FLOODING RESEARCH IMPACT

This collaborative research project between the Rural Business Unit at Askham Bryan College, the Food Standards Agency and the Food and Environmental Research Agency (Fera), alongside the University of East Anglia, is part of a larger drive on the part of the College to become a leader in the research field for the agri-food supply chain.

ADVANCING EQUINE SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE (AESE)

Advancing Equine Scientific Excellence (AESE) is revolutionising the way the equine industry integrates with academic establishments.

RAMULARIA COLLO CYGNI LEAF SPOTTING IN BARLEY

Barley is the second most popular cereal crop grown in the UK, with 5.52 million tonnes grown in 2012.

REDUCING FOOD-CHAIN WASTE IN WHEAT

Producing estimated savings of £26 million in 2010, this important joint research project in reducing waste caused by the contamination of wheat by fusarium mycotoxins also resulted in the publication of a Code of Practice aimed at reducing mycotoxins, and improved grain management practice leading to reductions in the loads of wheat rejected for contamination levels exceeding EU-permitted limits.

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CENTRE FOR ECONICS & ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

The MARISCO project partners including Writtle University College works with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and WWF, Germany to develop a systematic, ecosystem-based analysis and vulnerability assessment for conservation planning in the face of climate change.

THE PROFITABLE LIFETIME INDEX (£PLI) FOR DAIRY CATTLE

The Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) is a reliable basis for the genetic improvement of dairy cattle productivity, health, welfare, longevity and environmental impact.