NSA South West Region Visit to Rothamstead

Date: 28th November 2019

Time: 1.30pm

Location: Rothamstead Research, North Wyke, Okehampton EX20 2SB

Thank you to the staff at Rothamsted Research North Wyke facility for an extremely interesting visit. NSA members and others were treated to two informative talks highlighting the breadth and depth of the work being undertaken at the site to better understand the interactions between livestock and the environment. In particular, it was heartening to hear the efforts being put into better understand the true extent of livestock farming’s impact on climate change in our conditions. The talks were followed by a tour of the site including their new small ruminant research facility which, whilst still looking very new, shows their commitment to research into sheep in the future. There is definitely a lot to be learnt from the work going on within Rothamsted Research and hope that we can work with them to help disseminate it as widely as possible.