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Hannah Dairy Research Foundation awards new grants

The Hannah Dairy Research Foundation has awarded research grants to four projects focusing on aspects of nutrition and calf health and welfare

Hannah Dairy Research Foundation is delighted to announce four new research awards totalling £60,000 in the latest round of funding from the Foundation. The projects will be undertaken by James Hutton Institute, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow and will focus on aspects of nutrition and calf health and welfare.

One of the main aims of the Hannah Dairy Research Foundation is to provide strategic funding to help researchers develop projects that will be of direct relevance to dairy farmers in Scotland.

Prof Dave Roberts, chair of the Hannah Dairy Research Foundation, said “It was very encouraging to see so many high quality research proposals being submitted.

“Each project also has clear plans to communicate the results to the dairy industry and we hope that some of the projects will be able to report their results at our November conference.”

The successful projects are:

  • Maximising protein yield from home-grown legume-based crop-mixtures
  • The improvement of health and performance of dairy-bred calves on a calf rearing unit through strategic grouping
  • The effect of single and paired housing on dairy calf health and welfare
  • Investigating the impact of early life housing on play behaviour in dairy calves

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