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University receives £300,000 research grants

Harper Adams University College in the UK has secured around £300,000 in grants to support a series of new research projects and a scholarship scheme in the agriculture field.

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 £45,000 of funding from AB Vista and Primary Diets and £45,000 from the Silcock Fellowship for Livestock Research.
DEFRA has pledged around £75,000 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 £120,000 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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