IBERS at the Winter Fair

IBERS Gogerddan

IBERS Gogerddan

25 November 2016

Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences will be at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November 2016.

Located on stand number EXB277 on the balcony in Livestock Complex 1, representatives will be on hand to provide farmers with information on the latest research at the award winning Institute to support sustainable agriculture in the UK.

Subjects covered will include fats and oils as important components in cattle and sheep diets to provide energy for milk and meat production, and the rising incidence of rumen fluke.

Also covered will be grasses and clovers that enable grassland soils to capture increased volumes of rainfall and reduce the risk of flooding downstream.

Hefin Williams from IBERS is working with Wales YFC on a new project regarding Health and Safety on the farm, and Dr Beth Penrose will be speaking to farmers about grass staggers.

Widespread with high livestock fatality rates and common in spring and autumn, grass staggers can also affect intake and milk yield.

Information from this study will help researchers to understand the current views and knowledge of the sector regarding magnesium in livestock, reduce the incidence of grass staggers and improve ruminant nutrition in England and Wales.