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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...

A New Academic Year and New Opportunities at the AFTP

As the last of the summer sun begins to fade and the nights draw in, autumn has well and truly arrived. But even as nature begins to slip into dormancy, we at the AgriFood Training Partnership are still busily working away, and are about to begin our first academic year following our successful...

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain

A three-week online course developed by the AFTP covering Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Food Chain will run again in August 2017 on the FutureLearn MOOC platform, and it will be completely free to study. Antimicrobial Resistance is a term that we are increasingly coming across, on news...

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