University receives L300,000 research grants

The first is a three year PhD studentship looking at the ‘effect of macro nutrients and phytase on mineral digestibility and immunology in weaned pigs. This has received L45,000 of funding from AB Vista and Primary Diets and L45,000 from the Silcock Fellowship for Livestock Research. DEFRA has pledged around L75,000 towards research that will conduct an ‘independent systematic review of impact of on-farm mitigation measures for delivering an improved water environment’. A grant has been given to support a two year student scholarship scheme in the poultry industry, sponsored by the British Poultry Council. The final grant is of more than L120,000 for a two year project looking at how to ‘design, optimise and produce a cost-effective, reliable, and efficient micro-scale anaerobic digester for local organic waste processing and energy production at farm/food business scale’.

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