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Part time AFTP PhD student Lina sets up new industry based study programme

A final report from AFTP Conference this year is an interview with AB World Foods Group Technical Project Manager Lina Zabaliunaite. Lina has almost completed her PhD with the AFTP and combines this with a demanding technical role at AB World Foods. Here Lina tells us about some of her projects and...

Poultry Health Course delivers access to world-leading expertise on infectious diseases

To claim your 25% discount, enter ‘BEAK25’ into the ‘Promotional / Discount Code’ field on the ‘Funding and Finance’ section of your AFTP online Poultry Health Course application. This offer is limited to five course participants on a first-come, first served basis and applies to the online course...

Worried about Pasteurella in your lambs? John Goodwin may have some answers

John Goodwin, a participant on the AFTP's MSc in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production, delivered at Aberystwyth University, is looking to use the scientific knowledge gained on his course to address one of the acute issues for sheep farmers in the winter - Pasteurella pneumonia in both sheep...

Counting carbon: a fresh angle on farm efficiency, and a future currency.

What is a “carbon footprint”? A carbon footprint is the total weight of greenhouse gas emissions emitted over the life cycle of a product or service, expressed as kg carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (hence “carbon”), representing the contribution of that product or service to climate change. It is...

Explore the Future of Farming with the AFTP

The Future of Farming Come the sweet o’ the year, when streams begin to melt and tumble down the hoary hills and clods to crumble underneath the current of west winds, it’s time again to put the bull before the deep-pointed plough to pull his weight and have the share glisten, burnished by the...

You Are What You Eat

In 1942, Victor Lindlahr published You Are What You Eat: How to Win and Keep Health with Diet, which appears to have popularised this now proverbial wisdom about the relationship of diet and self, in English at least. Of course, this insight has appeared in numerous forms throughout human history,...

Building a Sustainable Future with the AFTP

Sustainability Sustainability is perhaps best known as an approach to maintaining biological systems; ensuring that any production is balanced against the long-term health of the system. Put simply, sustainability is the notion that proper, responsible management ensures that our sources remain...

Taking Stock of Livestock

Taking stock of livestock Human domestication and use of livestock has an incredibly long and interesting history. Research has suggested that the domestication of pigs occurred as far back as 11,000 BCE;1 sheep between 11,000 and 9,000 BC;2 and cattle around 8,500 BCE.3 From these beginnings,...

Brewing Up Success with the AFTP

An Interest in Brewing? From the earliest historical records we have, it’s clear that Britain has always loved its beer and ale. We can say for a fact that when the Romans arrived in Britain around 43AD, they found a surprisingly diverse range of brewed drinks, including a honey-based mead and a...

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