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Dairy Research Conference (online): Grass and soils


The Dairy Research Partnership online conference will share the outcomes of research projects undertaken as part of our Dairy Research Partnership Initiative, led by the University of Nottingham.

Booking will open later in the year.

Grass and soils session agenda:

13:10 – 13:15: Chair’s introduction. Dr Amanda Bennett, Resource Management Scientist, AHDB

13:15 – 13:35: Developing new soil health indicators. Dr Elizabeth Stockdale, NIAB

13:35 – 13:50: Silage clamp slippage. Dr Dave Davies, Silage Solutions Ltd

13:50 – 14:00: 21st century recommended grass and clover list varieties. Ellie Sweetman, NIAB

14:00 – 14:05: Should Utilisable Metabolisable Energy (UME) make a comeback? Siwan Howatson, Animal Health and Welfare Scientist (Grass and Forage), AHDB

14:05 – 14:20: Question and Answer session

14:20 – 14:24: Summary by Chair. Dr Amanda Bennett, Resource Management Scientist, AHDB


Dairy Research Partnership 2016-2021

Our five-year Dairy Research Partnership initiative began in June 2016. It was funded by AHDB Dairy (£1,700,000) with financial contributions from the academic partners - University of Nottingham, Harper Adams University, Royal Veterinary College and SRUC - bringing the total to £2,100,000. 

What does the research partnership involve?

The partnership, led by University of Nottingham, addresses three of our strategic priorities:

  1. Feed efficiency and sustainability
  2. Optimising cow performance through health & welfare
  3. Creating a positive image for dairy farming.

Learn about the seven work packages in the Dairy Research Partnership Programme by visiting our webpage.