Entries by Carrie Robbins

4D4F – Hooibeekhoeve Calf Housing

In the first crucial months of a calf’s life, the calf is susceptible to infectious diseases. During this period, the calf’s health can be affected by many factors. One of these factors is its housing. Traditionally, calves are kept individually in outdoor igloo’s. In the Hooibeekhoeve, a research and demonstration farm in Antwerp, Belgium, young […]

New Videos Launched To Help Farmers Improve Soil Health

A new series of practical videos to help farmers understand and improve soil health was launched at the recent Groundswell Show. Working in partnership with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Ernest Cook Trust, the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) team have produced a series of “Learning from the Land” videos. These showase easy-to-set-up soil demonstrations that […]

Stephen Briggs presenting at Bath & West Soils Conference

Stephen Briggs, IfA’s Soil & Water Manager will be presenting at the Royal Bath & West of England Society’s summer Soils Conference. The conference is held in partnership with FWAG, Hills to Levels project and Innovation for Agriculture. Hear from distinguished Soil Specialists on topics to include the Science of Soils, Soils & Grassland, Improving […]

Soil Farmer Of The Year 2018

Simon Cowell, an arable farmer from Essex has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Soil Farmer of the Year. Angus Gowthorpe from York has been awarded second place and William Steel from Hawkhurst third place. The competition, now in its third year is organised by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT) and Innovation […]

4D4F Prize For The Most Innovative Idea

4D4F is looking for the most innovative idea on how to use sensors/data to improve dairy cow or goat performance management. In order to participate, please send us a 1-2 page article (Word document including pictures) and email it to info@4D4F.eu. Alternatively, you can also post a short video in twitter containing the @4d4fproject tag and […]

IfA at County Shows to Promote Responsible Antibiotic Use

Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) is pleased to announce it will be attending various County and Agricultural Shows, run by IfA’s partner Agricultural Societies, as part of its antimicrobial awareness programme. Responsible antibiotic use is important for both humans and livestock to reduce the risk of drug resistance building up in the fight against disease.  UK […]