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Our Membership brings together a wide range of experience, expertise and vision from right across the livestock food supply chain.

From Zoetis, the world’s largest producer of medicine, vaccinations and diagnostic products for pets and livestock to the advanced engineering and robotic automation of Peacock Technology, specialising in machine vision and artificial intelligence technologies.

You’ll find international brands including Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose alongside national bodies including The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) and the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).

Our food processors include Hilton Foods and Moy Park. Allied to these national and international companies are on the ground, on-farm innovation including Eggbase and Farmex.

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    2Agriculture

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    2Agriculture is an independent milling business which has been supplying feeds to the poultry industry for over 50 years. The business operates 5 monogastric feed mills across the UK manufacturing over 1 million tonnes of top quality feed every year for broilers, broiler breeders, layers, ducks and turkeys. 2Agriculture Website.

    AB Agri

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    AB Agri is £1.2billion animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods (ABF). The company operates across the entire food industry supply chain, producing and supplying compound animal feed, feed enzymes, specialised feed ingredients and a range of value-added services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors and retailers. AB Agri website.

    ABP Food Group

    Category: Food Processors

    ABP Food GroupOne of Europe’s leading food processors, ABP Food Group (Anglo Beef Processors) is a privately-owned food processor, operating across 9 countries. It processes, produces and exports quality beef, lamb, frozen and organic products to thousands of customers across the world. The company also operates substantial renewable, pet food and protein divisions. ABP Food Group works with a network of over 45,000 farmers and contributes an estimated €1.3bn each year into the rural economies in which it operates. It is based in 51 locations across Ireland, the UK and Europe. ABP Food Group website.

    Aga Nanotech

    Aga Nanotech LogoCategory: Livestock Health & Welfare

    Aga nanotech is a UK R&D company part owned by Gama Healthcare Ltd. Their mission is to research and develop truly novel ways of overcoming the crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Cutting edge research enables Aga Nanotech to offer a wide range of pioneering IPC solutions and unparalled, bespoke training and support. The team explores areas ranging from microbiology to formulation and material science, supporting every product with a robust package of scientific evidence. Aga Nanotech website.

    AgriSearch

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    AgriSearch deliver farmer-funded, production orientated research for the Beef, Dairy and Sheep Agricultural Sectors in Northern Ireland. AgriSearch’s guiding principal is to provide practical benefit for primary producers to reduce costs, improve performance, drive innovation and improve welfare. Duplication of existing R&D work is avoided and every effort is made to get maximum leverage from complementary funding sources. AgriSearch website.

    AHDB

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    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is levy board improving farm business efficiency and competitiveness in the areas of: pigs, beef and lamb production in England; milk, potatoes and horticulture in Great Britain; and cereals and oilseeds in the UK. It undertakes research and development and farm-level knowledge transfer activity, provides essential market information to improve supply chain transparency and undertakes marketing promotion activities to help stimulate demand and to develop export markets. AHDB website.

    Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)

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    With over 250 members, representing £8 billion turnover at the farmgate, AIC is the agrisupply industry’s leading trade association. The Confederation is the leading voice of the agrisupply industry, representing five key sectors: crop protection and agronomy; fertiliser; arable marketing; seed; and some 90% of the UK animal feed market. Agricultural Industries Confederation website.

    Anpario

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    Anpario is an international manufacturer and distributor of natural animal feed additives for animal health, nutrition & biosecurity. Their specialist feed technologies are both innovative and tailored to meet the ever-increasing population requirements for healthy food. Anpario’s main focus is understanding animal intestinal health and nutrition to help customers achieve optimum animal performance. Anpario website.

    Antler Bio

    Antler bio logoCategory: Livestock Health & Welfare

    Antler Bio is a biotechnology company that combines epigenomic testing with AI-driven data analysis, to create products which support productivity, well-being and sustainability in the livestock industry. Antler Bio are bringing a generation of precision-tools and products to the livestock sector that not only predict herd performance through this data that can prevent disease and support selective breeding, but will also recommend feed and supplements or environment changes to stimulate herd productivity, all from a single sample of milk or blood. Antler Bio Website. 

    Arla

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    Arla is the fourth-largest dairy company in the world and a cooperative owned by more than 10,000 dairy farmers, 2,400 of which are in the UK. Arla Foods is on a global mission to create delicious, quality products in an environmentally friendly way. Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. The company works with its trusted dairy farmers and other partners to grow the business in a sustainable manner. Arla website.

    BioSS

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    Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS) is a scientifically autonomous group within the James Hutton Institute which applies its skills and expertise in statistical methodology and mathematical modelling, including statistical/computational bioinformatics, to improve agriculture, food, and the environment. BioSS website.

    Biotangents

    Biotangents LogoCategory: Livestock Health and Welfare

    Biotangents are cleverly answering the need for reliable and affordable tools to monitor animal health and rapidly diagnose diseases to advance the life quality and productivity of livestock. The veterinary diagnostics company develops pen-side diagnostic devices to detect infectious diseases in livestock quickly and accurately on the farm. Prompt results will allow vets and farmers to quickly implement the management decisions necessary to limit disease spread. Biotangents website.

    BMPA

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    The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is the leading trade body representing interests of most companies working in the British meat industry. The organisation work alongside the Government and other organisations to help develop a meat industry that is competitive, professional and provides a sustainable, long-term and affordable supply of food to British customers. BMPA website.

    Boehringer Ingelheim

    Boehringer LogoCategory: Livestock Health & Welfare

    Boehringer Ingelheim is a family-owned, German-based, international human and animal health company. Its UK animal health operating unit consists of multiple species business units, developing solutions and providing services to protect animals from disease and pain. The company stresses the lives of animals and humans are interconnected in deep and complex ways. Across the globe, their 10,000 employees are dedicated to delivering value through innovation, enhancing the well-being of both. Boehringer Ingelheim website.

    Breedr

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    Breedr a technology company aiming to reduce the carbon impact of meat production by digitising the global livestock supply chain. The company is an award-winning developer of a global trading platform for fully traceable meat and livestock. Using the Breedr app and ear tagging system, farmers can monitor individual animals from birth to sale, recording everything from lineage to feed and animal health records, before listing livestock on the Breedr marketplace. Breedr website.

    BSAS

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    The British Society of Animal Science is a charity working to improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and to ensure research and knowledge transfer has a practical and beneficial application. BSAS works with science and industry specialists to provide improvements in the welfare and productivity of farmed animals to help produce quality, safe and environmentally sustainable food; animal health and welfare; and the care of equine, companion, and zoo animals. BSAS website.

    Buitelaar

    Buitelaar LogoCategory: Food Processors

    Established in 1922, with nearly 100 years and five generations behind it, Buitelaar specialises in providing sustainable, higher welfare beef supply chain solutions with a focus on British beef and rosé veal.The business has diversified to provide ancillary products and services to support and facilitate the supply chain, including the provision of an on-farm technical team, advising farmers on management best practices. Buitelaar has become a source of excellence in the animal life cycle through extensive investment in collaborative research and innovation in order to assist farmers through industry challenges. Buitelaar website.

    Cargill

    Cargill logoCategory: Livestock Feed & Nutrition

    Cargill animal nutrition are one of the leading suppliers of animal nutrition products worldwide: feed ingredients, feed formulations, management solutions, risk management services, compound feed, premixes, feed additives and customized solutions. Cargill has been active in the United Kingdom since 1955 and now employs over 1200 people in 20 locations nationwide. Cargill also has two joint ventures, an agriculture joint venture with Allied Grain (part of ABF), under the name Frontier Agriculture and a poultry joint venture with Faccenda Foods, under the name Avara. Cargill website.

    Chordata

    Chordata LogoCategory: Livestock Health & Welfare

    Chordata was founded in 2018 to develop transformational solutions to improve animal health and wellbeing. They are creating the first integrated health microchip for livestock, with daily, real time data and animal-specific health alerts for farmers and vets. The company works with veterinary scientists, farmers, producers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, policy-makers, nutrition companies and pet owners to co-develop effective technology-based, data-driven insights. Their systems include machine learning algorithms and application interfaces for treatment decision support, co-designed with users. Chordata website.

    Cloud Agri

    Cloud Agri LogoCategory: Livestock Feed and Nutrition

    Cloud Agri provides added value products, knowledge based precise solutions and best quality heifers worldwide to make farming more sustainable and efficient through meeting increasingly stringent requirements for quality, food and feed safety. Cloud Agri Group’s business unit GopiMin® provides quality ruminant feed solutions including GopiFat and CowEx (Dutch cattle export). It exports its innovative products to 20 countries and is building its position as an emerging international business in ruminants feed. Cloud Agri website.

    Cranswick

    Cranswick LogoCategory: Food Processors

    Cranswick plc are a leading producer of premium, fresh and added-value food products including fresh pork and chicken, cooked and prepared meats and British charcuterie. They are one of the UK’s largest pig producers and a leader in best practice in the pig and poultry industry. Led from their company headquarters in Hull, Cranswick now serve their customers from fourteen state-of-the-art production facilities across the UK and are rapidly developing their export business serving the European, US and South East Asian markets. Cranswick website.

    Davidsons

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    Davidsons is a highly efficient manufacturer producing a full range of feeds to suit all classes of ruminants. Their customer base extends to over 3,000 ruminant livestock farmers across Scotland and the north of England. The company operates one of the most technologically advanced feed milling operations in Europe – a totally automated plant, using the latest equipment and control technology available in the market place, enabling the highest levels of efficiency and productivity in the industry. Davidsons website.

    Devenish

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    Devenish is a leading developer & supplier of nutritional products and solutions for the feed industry, the food industry, and for human health. Headquartered in Northern Ireland, with sites across Ireland, the UK, USA, Mexico, Turkey and Uganda, Devenish’s team of nutritionists use science and technology to ensure the most effective and efficient utilisation of nutrients in the production of food. Their strategy ‘One Health – from Soil to Society’ focuses on the importance of optimising nutrient utilisation in soil, plant, animal, environmental and human health. Devenish website.

    Dunbia

    Dunbia LogoCategory: Food Processors

    Dunbia is one of Europe’s leading food companies. Headquartered in Northern Ireland with 12 sites throughout the UK, a division of Dawn Meats, Dunbia is a market-leading, multi-national red meat producer and processor that sources and manufactures beef, lamb and pork products for retail, commercial and foodservice markets. Employing over 5,000 people across a wide range of high-tech and multi-skilled disciplines, Dunbia is at the cutting edge of new product development, winning numerous industry awards. Dunbia website.

    ED&F Man Liquid Products UK

    EDF MAN LogoCategory: Livestock Feed & Nutrition

    ED&F Man Liquid Products UK Ltd are the leading supplier of molasses and liquid products for animal feed, fermentation, and other industrial uses. Specialising in the sourcing, shipping, storage and distribution of these products, they are a leading choice for feed manufacturers, farmers and industrial users looking for bulk supply of molasses blends and related products. ED&F Man Liquid Products UK website.

    Eggbase

    EGGBASE LogoCategory: On Farm Solutions

    Eggbase Ltd is an innovative and independent provider of powerful software and data solutions for the egg and poultry industry to help enhance performance, optimise production and share data across the supply chain. They provide a complete cloud-based management system comprising IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, SaaS (Software as a service) applications, the Eggbase App and the Eggsense data analytics platform. The software covers the BEIC Lion Code of Practice, Red Tractor and other assurance scheme audit requirements. The technology offers individual and enterprise group benchmarking as well as the whole life story of a flock. Eggbase website.

    Farmex

    Farmex LogoCategory: On Farm Solutions

    Farmex is the market leader in UK ventilation control to include manufacture of the dicam system – the most used controller in UK pig production. Farmex also supplies systems for poultry, calf rearing, potato and grain storage, composting, pheasant rearing, LED lighting control and firework sequencing. Farmex’s ground-breaking remote monitoring system Barn Report has been used to collect data from production sites for almost two decades and the company now has an enviable reputation for advanced expertise in the use of ICT systems in pig production management. The company’s new Data Services team is providing professional customer support to farmers using the rapidly developing tool kit of real-time monitoring components. Farmex website.

    Folium Science

    Folium Science LogoCategory: Livestock Health & Welfare

    Folium Science are developers of game-changing, bioscience technology, working to deliver solutions for increased productivity at all points in the food and agriculture value chain. Their mission is to be the first to deliver CRISPR to the food chain for precise bacterial control. FOLIUM Science has developed unique and patented technology that will selectively remove unwanted bacteria. This technology is called “Guided Biotics“. It will help to reduce the need to use antibiotics in farmed animals and support the health of plants. Folium Science website.

    ForFarmers

    ForFarmers LogoCategory: Livestock Feed & Nurition

    ForFarmers is an internationally operating feed company that offers ‘Total Feed’ solutions for conventional and organic livestock farming. With annual sales of approximately 10 million tonnes of feed, ForFarmers is the market leader in Europe. The company operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland and the UK. Alongside its products, ForFarmers offers its customers additional knowledge and advice in the areas of feed, animal keeping and business development. ForFarmers website.

    Germinal

    GERMINAL LogoCategory: Livestock Feed & Nutrition

    Germinal are manufacturers of agricultural and amenity seed, spearheading some of the most ground-breaking work in seed. They have a key relationship with the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Science IBERS at Aberystwyth University. This is an important part of their future research and development programme and science-based innovation. Germinal are investing in sustainable intensification through plant breeding. This helps to reduce greenhouse gases, aligning profitability and sustainability with farmer education. Germinal website.

    Glanbia Cheese

    Category: Food Processors

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    Glanbia Cheese Ltd. is a dairy processor with processing sites in Wales (Llangefni), Northern Ireland (Magheralin) and Ireland (Portloaise). Milk from regional milk pools is purchased through direct supply agreements with approximately 380 farms. All milk is used to produce Mozzarella, whey and sweet cream. Glanbia Cheese Ltd. is a joint venture between Glanbia PLC and Leprino. Glanbia Cheese Website.

    Greengage

    Greengage LogoCategory: Livestock Health & Welfare

    Greengage produce innovative lighting and welfare sensor technology that deliver outcome-based measures for animal welfare. When linked to their data-app, IoT-enabled welfare sensors give farmers real-time alerts, to allow smart lighting and environment solutions in response to animal behaviour, improving productivity, efficiency and animal welfare. Using a research-based, animal-centric approach to product development, Greengage ensures their products are always built on the latest science and animal needs. Greengage website.

    Hybu Cig Cymru

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    Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is the industry-led organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat. HCC is active in developing many important markets at home and abroad. They work with retailers and foodservice operators and undertake regular promotional programmes for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, also acting as the guardians of the PGI scheme. Central to their role is also undertaking research, sharing information and supporting training relevant to each part of the supply chain. Hybu Cig Cymru website.

    Hilton Foods

    Hilton Foods UK LogoCategory: Food Processors

    Hilton Foods is the leading specialist international food packing business. UK operations are managed over 4 sites, producing meat, fish, and Sous Vide products. The company is renowned for their innovative food ranges and take pride in being product development experts who understand the fundamentals of ingredients and processes. Theirs development teams include culinary experts, food scientists and process technologists. Hilton Foods website

    Innovis

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    Innovis is the leading supplier of sheep breeding technologies to the UK livestock industry; a young, dynamic and forward-thinking company that is passionate about making a difference.  The company specialises in the production of performance recorded sheep genetics on forage-based systems and are focussed on environmental sustainability and production efficiency. Innovis Website.

    Karro

    Karro logoCategory: Food Processors

    Karro are one of the UK’s leading high welfare pig producers and pork processors with processing plants across the country. The company processes around 50,000 pigs each week, supplying products to leading retailers, foodservice and manufacturing customers in the UK and globally. Pork is processed across indoor and outdoor bred production systems and ‘raised without antibiotic’ pigs. Karro produce their own higher welfare pigs from Brydock Farms, Scotland, as well as sourcing animals from independent farmers local to their operations. Karro website.

    Map of Ag

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    Map of Ag is an Agri-tech business that specialises in the integration of farm data and in its analysis and modelling. From offices in the UK, Argentina and New Zealand, they provide connection across the farmgate for global R&D and agrifood businesses that supply, and are supplied by, farms. Map of Ag enables clients to generate insight of their food supply chains by connecting directly or indirectly through farm data to primary producers. By appropriately structuring this data, clients can answer the questions most relevant to their business. These questions may be about any farm-related activity, from compliance or assurance, to the environment, animal welfare, antibiotic usage or production metrics. Map of Ag Website.

    Mileutis

    Miletus LogoCategory: Livestock Health & Welfare

    Mileutis focus on the discovery, development, and commercialisation of novel and biologically sourced, safe and residual-free therapies for animal and human health. Their novel therapies offer a non-residual, non-antibiotic solution for mastitis – a big win in the battle to beat AMR, improve cow health & wellbeing, and to increase milk yield & productivity. Miletus Website.

    Mirico

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    Mirico leads the way in high performance gas sensing intelligence to enhance productivity and deliver a positive impact on the environment. Their ORION[R] technology has been developed to monitor gas emissions on a continuous basis across an area of up to one square kilometre. The system can provide real-time concentration data, giving a unique understanding of the profile of emissions, including overnight and during challenging weateher conditions. By processing the path averaged concentration data with a suitable algorithm, estimates of the location of potential sources and level of emissions, along with a total emission rate for an area, can be genereated. Instruments are currently available for methane, methance & carbon dioxdie and ammonia. Mirico website.

    MI:RNA Diagnostics

    Category: Livestock Health & Welfare

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    MI:RNA Diagnostics is a vet-led spin-out from SRUC that have developed a revolutionary new method for early disease detection. Using microRNAs as biomarkers, along with a bespoke AI model to enable interpretation, they can detect early-stage disease from a simple blood sample. The company have already proven their technology by developing a heart disease screening for cats and dogs and now R&D is underway to adapt this test for use in the production animal and equine markets. MI:RNA Diagnostics Website

    Mole Valley Farmers

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    Mole Valley Farmers is a 56-strong store retail firm based in the southwest of England and run as a cooperative. They have over 9,000 Farmer Shareholders and more than 53,000 Country Members. Mole Valley Farmers’ ethos has always been to help their farming members improve productivity and profitability by offering a whole range of products and services at competitive prices. Over the years the company has grown and today the business comprises Mole Valley Farmers, Mole Country Stores and Farmdirect, along with their direct to farm business providing feed, fertiliser and other inputs to the nation’s farmers. Activities include feed mills, fertiliser blending plants, a specialist mineral plant and farm building division. Mole Valley website.

    Morrisons

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    Morrisons is a proud Yorkshire food retailer and the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain. Every week around 9m customers pass through their doors. Uniquely, Morrisons source and produce most of the fresh food they sell through their manufacturing facilities, giving them close control over provenance and quality. Morrisons website.

    Moy Park

    moy park logoCategory: Food Processors

    Parented by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Moy Park Ltd. is one of the UK’s top 15 food companies, Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business, and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers. With 12 processing and manufacturing units in Northern Ireland, England, France and the Netherlands, the company processes over 280 million birds per year, in addition to producing 200,000 tonnes of prepared foods per year. Moy Park website.

    MSD

    MSD Animal Health LogoCategory: Livestock Health & Welfare

    MSD is a division of Merck & Co. Inc. and operates in more than 150 markets. MSD offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, not only of products, but also of services and technologies, to prevent, treat and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species. In addition to veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions & services, MSD offers an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. It also runs a global network of manufacturing and R&D facilities. MSD website.

    N2 Applied

    N2-Applied LogoCategory: On Farm Solutions

    N2 Applied is a Norwegian technology development company with subsidiary businesses in the UK and Netherlands. The company has developed a novel slurry treatment technology that removes methane and ammonia emissions whilst doubling the nitrogen content. This combination could deliver a vast carbon footprint reduction for livestock production. In partnership with the University of Leeds and supported by CIEL with investment from Innovate UK, N2 Applied have installed the innovative plasma treatment system at the National Pig Centre, the first commercial-scale pig facility to trial the technology. N2 Applied website.

    NFU

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    The National Farmers’ Union is a membership organisation led by an elected office holder team, working in partnership with expert staff for the benefit of their farmers and growers. The NFU represents more than 46,000 farming and growing businesses. NFU’s purpose is to champion British agriculture and horticulture, to campaign for a stable and sustainable future for British farmers and to secure the best possible deal for their members. They lobby to make change where change is needed most. NFU’s job as the voice of British farming is to ensure that their members’ businesses can thrive in the years ahead. NFU Website.

    Peacock Technology

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    Based in the heart of Scotland, Peacock Technology is an advanced engineering and robotic automation company specialising in machine vision and artificial intelligence technologies. They operate in a number of different sectors, including the Dairy industry, having developed the IDS Teat Post Milk System – an affordable vision guided robot that applies spray teat disinfection on rotary milking parlours. Peacock Technology offers innovative, controllable, convenient and reliable solutions for real farming environments. Peacock Technology website.

    Pig Regen

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    PigRegen Ltd. is a non-profit making, producer-funded body with Charitable Status. Income generate is used to fund research, education and improvements in Health and Welfare on Northern Ireland Pig Units.

    Quality Meat Scotland

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    Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is the public body responsible for helping the Scottish red meat sector improve its efficiency and profitability, and maximise its contribution to Scotland’s economy. The levy body markets the PGI labelled Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb brands in the UK & abroad and promotes Scottish pork products under the Specially Selected Pork Banner. Its internationally recognised assurance schemes cover more than 90% of livestock farmed for red meat in Scotland. They offer consumers in the UK and overseas the legal guarantee that the meat they buy has come from animals that have spent their whole lives being raised to some of the world’s strictest welfare standards. Quality Meat Scotland website.

    Quantech Solutions

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    Establish in 2004, Quantech Solutions assists companies in the commercialisation of agri-tech and digital technologies applied to animal value chains. With core technical skills in animal science, experimental design and statistical data analysis, Quantech Solutions offers a range of professional services and innovative business solutions to the agrifood and bioscience sectors. Quantech Solutions website.

    RAFT Solutions

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    RAFT Solutions Ltd was established in 2010 to look for innovative research, advanced breeding and training solutions to the food sustainability questions farmers, vets and industry colleagues ask. Their team of industry leading vets, technicians and project managers work across the industry to develop innovative research and bring high quality, practical input and advice to help the livestock industry. RAFT Solutions website.

    Roslin Technologies

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    Roslin Technologies is a leading agri-tech commercialisation business. Their mission – the ‘Science of Sustainable Food’ captures how they seek to bring cutting-edge innovation to clients, helping to build an efficient & safe food chain and reducing disease in farm and companion animals. Roslin Technologies Website.

    RABDF

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    The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is the only independent, specialist sectoral body dedicated to representing the interests of practical British dairy farmers. Activities focus on four key areas: Influencing and lobbying; Developing young talent; Improving business resilience; and identifying and showcasing ground-breaking innovation. Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers website.

    Saputo

    saputo logoCategory: Food Processors

    Saputo Dairy UK produce some of the best-loved food brands in the UK as well as specialised ingredients used in infant formula.for the UK and global markets. The company rebranded from Dairy Crest in 2019 following a takeover by Canadian dairy company Saputo. Its products are household names – from Cathedral City cheddar to Country Life butter. 330 south-west dairy farmers work closely with the company to supply around 500 million litres of milk every year to its Cornish creamery. Less well known is the company’s Functional Ingredients division which produces and sells demineralised whey and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) – both ingredients for infant formula. In partnership with Fonterra, the world’s leading dairy exporter, these products are sold to infant formula manufacturers globally under Fonterra’s SureStartTM brand name. Saputo website.

    Semex UK

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    Semex UK is a subsidiary of the Semex alliance, a global genetics provider  providing leading-edge solutions for bovine reproduction. The company is committed to developing and delivering innovative solutions for a rapidly growing bovine genetic industry, and making a difference in providing meat and milk for a growing population. They are driven by the industry’s demand for healthier cows and future-proofing the environment. Semex UK website.

    Shearwell Data

    Shearwell logoCategory: On Farm Solutions

    Shearwell Data is an animal identification and software management business, supporting livestock farmers in the UK and overseas with livestock management packages and equipment including sheep and cattle tags, EID readers and handling systems. The company provides a complete system to help farmers fully understand and benefit from the data they gather from their livestock, enabling more informed business decisions and improve profitability. Shearwell Data website.

    Supply Chain In-Sites

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    Supply Chain In-Sites (SCI) are a British, employee-owned Certification Body working in animal welfare, agriculture and food supply chains, from farm to retail. As well as traditional ways of working, they offer innovative, technology-led solutions to demonstrate provenance and traceability. The company firmly believes that data and digital technology are going to transform supply chain management and are keen to work with other organisations who share their vision, values and ethics and are serious about building an environmental and compliance offer. Supply Chain In-Sites website.

    Tesco

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    Tesco is the market leader of groceries in the UK and ninth largest retailer in the world measured by revenues. They have over 3,400 stores nationwide in the UK. Tesco has a long history of innovation, having always looked for new ideas to ensure they anticipate and respond to customers’ changing needs. Today, they continue to seek new partners to help them develop scalable, long term opportunities, in areas that may even be currently unknown and unmapped. The Tesco teams bring specialist knowledge and experience and work with innovators to explore, develop and nurture ideas – making them a reality. Tesco website.

    Texel Sheep Society

    Texel LogoCategory: Associations & Societies

    Innovation has been at the heart of the British Texel Sheep Society since its formation 45 years ago, leading the way in adoption of new technologies such as ultrasound & CT scanning to assess carcass merit in live ram lambs. The Society’s members now comprise the largest collective breeding group in UK livestock production. Research and development undertaken by the Society is done with the aim of influencing as big a portion of the UK industry as possible and delivering meaningful benefits to everyone associated with the Texel breed. Texel Sheep Society website.

    The Compleat Food Group

    Category: Food Processors

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    The Compleat Food group are the number one UK supplier of chilled Mediterranean and plant-based foods. Innovative and dynamic, the company has a history of establishing and developing new categories for retail and foodservice. Specialising in three key areas – continental meats, olives & antipasti and plant-based, the business has a unique offering. With over 450 employees across four locations, the team spans NPD, technical, supply chain, production, procurement, marketing, engineering, and warehouse, to offer a complete end-to-end process. Their supply chain makes it possible to track products from grower or farmer and slaughterhouse, right through production, technical approval, manufacturing, supply to in store. In addition, unique category insight enables their teams to identify market trends, positioning them as category leaders in a wide range of products many of which that fundamentally changed the eating habits of the UK. The Compleat Food Group website.

    Tumblebug

    Category: On Farm solutions

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    Tumblebug have created a solution for capturing and concentrating the nutrient value in livestock manure using a method which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and enables the value in manure to be economically and sustainably transported from point of production to where the nutrients are needed for horticulture or arable crops.
    The problem of right nutrients, wrong place has been exacerbated by the increasingly specialised nature of farming in the UK. This solution works for livestock manure (dairy, pig, alpaca etc.) and for anaerobic digestate separated solids.

    UFAC UK

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    UFAC UK specialises in the manufacture of a range of amino acids, fatty acids and glycerol for all forms of livestock, with the sole aim of improving performance and profitability throughout the livestock production process. The company has innovated, developed and perfected the science of blending nutrient sources and bonding them into protective matrices. The result is a range of liquid and dry products specifically designed to enhance the value of livestock throughout the world. From two production sites, one in the UK and one in the US, UFAC manufacture and distribute to 24 countries worldwide. UFAC UK website.

    Volac

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    Volac is a leader in dairy nutrition with a mission to develop great products that advance the health and performance of consumers and farm animals. Their product range spans three core business areas: Animal Nutrition – developing, manufacturing and supplying high-performance products, specifically designed to advance livestock productivity; Performance Ingredients – the company are pioneers in the manufacture of whey proteins and derivatives from fresh whey; and Dairy Ingredients – Volac has extensive experience in the production of nutritionally rich dairy ingredients for the world’s leading food manufacturers, making a range of lactose and whey-based ingredients, offering both functionality and taste enhancement. Volac website.

    Waitrose & Partners

    Waitrose logoCategory: Retailers & Suppliers

    Waitrose is the food retail division of Britain’s largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. High welfare is a high priority for the business and they have retained their tier 1 status in the business benchmark on farm animal welfare since 2015. The company champions local producers and sells over 1,400 locally and regionally sourced products from 375 suppliers. Waitrose & Partners exports own-label and branded goods to more than 50 countries. Waitrose & Partners website.

    Warrendale Wagyu

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    Warrendale Wagyu is a Yorkshire based company who work with over 200 farmers to produce unique British Wagyu Beef. Using their own fullblood Wagyu genetics crossed with dairy cows, Warrendale produce a Wagyu Cross, also known as an F1 Wagyu. They are focused on producing beef sustainably and managing their production system around a grass based, slow growing system, finishing cattle on home grown feeds to ensure the highest product quality. Warrendale Wagyu website.

    Wolfhound Analytics

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    Wolfhound Analytics is a London-based agri-tech startup focused on cattle health. Their eBolus, a wireless device applied to cows and calves, provides real time measurements of the pH and temperature inside the rumen. The health insights from their analytics platform are used to prevent diseases, reduce medical bills and increase milk yields. To further develop the platform, the team are actively looking to engage with dairy farmers, vets, nutritionists and milk parlour manufacturers. Wolfhound Analytics website.

    Wynnstay

    wynnstay logoCategory: Retailers & Suppliers

    Wynnstay is a leading manufacturer and supplier of agricultural products operating three main divisions: Feed, Arable and Country Store. The Group also has interests in Joint Ventures and Associate Companies. Wynnstay are a major supplier of feeds and nutrition products for a number of sectors including, dairy, beef, sheep, pig and poultry. They are also the third largest producer of cereal seed in the UK and their range of grass seed mixtures has become one of the leading products within the UK market. As a major UK supplier of fertiliser, Wynnstay’s FACTS registered personnel offer specialist advice on specific fertiliser programmes to optimise production efficiency on the farm. Wynnstay website.

    XL Vets

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    Spanning the length and breadth of the UK, this collaborative group of independently owned, progressive veterinary practices work together to achieve the highest standards of veterinary care. Recognised at a global level, with a strong presence in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada, XLVets members can link research projects together, access the latest cutting-edge technologies and share resources and expertise. XL Vets website.

    Zoetis

    zoetis logoCategory: livestock Health & Welfare

    Zoetis is the world’s largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock, delivering quality medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products. Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries. Zoetis website.

    Ensuring the optimum health and welfare for livestock within the food supply chain

    Aga Nanotech

    Aga Nanotech LogoAga nanotech is a UK R&D company part owned by Gama Healthcare Ltd. Their mission is to research and develop truly novel ways of overcoming the crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Cutting edge research enables Aga Nanotech to offer a wide range of pioneering IPC solutions and unparalled, bespoke training and support. The team explores areas ranging from microbiology to formulation and material science, supporting every product with a robust package of scientific evidence. Aga Nanotech website.

    Antler Bio

    Antler bio logoAntler Bio is a biotechnology company that combines epigenomic testing with AI-driven data analysis, to create products which support productivity, well-being and sustainability in the livestock industry. Antler Bio are bringing a generation of precision-tools and products to the livestock sector that not only predict herd performance through this data that can prevent disease and support selective breeding, but will also recommend feed and supplements or environment changes to stimulate herd productivity, all from a single sample of milk or blood. Antler Bio Website. 

    Biotangents

    Biotangents LogoBiotangents are cleverly answering the need for reliable and affordable tools to monitor animal health and rapidly diagnose diseases to advance the life quality and productivity of livestock. The veterinary diagnostics company develops pen-side diagnostic devices to detect infectious diseases in livestock quickly and accurately on the farm. Prompt results will allow vets and farmers to quickly implement the management decisions necessary to limit disease spread. Biotangents website.

    Boehringer Ingelheim

    Boehringer LogoBoehringer Ingelheim is a family-owned, German-based, international human and animal health company. Its UK animal health operating unit consists of multiple species business units, developing solutions and providing services to protect animals from disease and pain. The company stresses the lives of animals and humans are interconnected in deep and complex ways. Across the globe, their 10,000 employees are dedicated to delivering value through innovation, enhancing the well-being of both. Boehringer Ingelheim website.

    Folium Science

    Folium Science LogoFolium Science are developers of game-changing, bioscience technology, working to deliver solutions for increased productivity at all points in the food and agriculture value chain. Their mission is to be the first to deliver CRISPR to the food chain for precise bacterial control. FOLIUM Science has developed unique and patented technology that will selectively remove unwanted bacteria. This technology is called “Guided Biotics“. It will help to reduce the need to use antibiotics in farmed animals and support the health of plants. Folium Science website.

    Greengage

    Greengage LogoGreengage produce innovative lighting and welfare sensor technology that deliver outcome-based measures for animal welfare. When linked to their data-app, IoT-enabled welfare sensors give farmers real-time alerts, to allow smart lighting and environment solutions in response to animal behaviour, improving productivity, efficiency and animal welfare. Using a research-based, animal-centric approach to product development, Greengage ensures their products are always built on the latest science and animal needs. Greengage website.

    Mileutis

    Miletus LogoMileutis focus on the discovery, development, and commercialisation of novel and biologically sourced, safe and residual-free therapies for animal and human health. Their novel therapies offer a non-residual, non-antibiotic solution for mastitis – a big win in the battle to beat AMR, improve cow health & wellbeing, and to increase milk yield & productivity. Miletus Website.

    MI:RNA Diagnostics 

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    MI:RNA Diagnostics is a vet-led spin-out from SRUC that have developed a revolutionary new method for early disease detection. Using microRNAs as biomarkers, along with a bespoke AI model to enable interpretation, they can detect early-stage disease from a simple blood sample. The company have already proven their technology by developing a heart disease screening for cats and dogs and now R&D is underway to adapt this test for use in the production animal and equine markets. MI:RNA Diagnostics Website

    MSD

    MSD Animal Health LogoMSD is a division of Merck & Co. Inc. and operates in more than 150 markets. MSD offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, not only of products, but also of services and technologies, to prevent, treat and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species. In addition to veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions & services, MSD offers an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. It also runs a global network of manufacturing and R&D facilities. MSD website.

    Quantech Solutions

    Quantech Solutions logoEstablish in 2004, Quantech Solutions assists companies in the commercialisation of agri-tech and digital technologies applied to animal value chains. With core technical skills in animal science, experimental design and statistical data analysis, Quantech Solutions offers a range of professional services and innovative business solutions to the agrifood and bioscience sectors. Quantech Solutions website.

    RAFT Solutions

    RAFT_LogoRAFT Solutions Ltd was established in 2010 to look for innovative research, advanced breeding and training solutions to the food sustainability questions farmers, vets and industry colleagues ask. Their team of industry leading vets, technicians and project managers work across the industry to develop innovative research and bring high quality, practical input and advice to help the livestock industry. RAFT Solutions website.

    Roslin Technologies

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    Roslin Technologies is a leading agri-tech commercialisation business. Their mission – the ‘Science of Sustainable Food’ captures how they seek to bring cutting-edge innovation to clients, helping to build an efficient & safe food chain and reducing disease in farm and companion animals. Roslin Technologies Website.

    Semex UK

    Semex LogoSemex UK is a subsidiary of the Semex alliance, a global genetics provider  providing leading-edge solutions for bovine reproduction. The company is committed to developing and delivering innovative solutions for a rapidly growing bovine genetic industry, and making a difference in providing meat and milk for a growing population. They are driven by the industry’s demand for healthier cows and future-proofing the environment. Semex UK website.

    Wolfhound Analytics

    Wolfhound LogoWolfhound Analytics is a London-based agri-tech startup focused on cattle health. Their eBolus, a wireless device applied to cows and calves, provides real time measurements of the pH and temperature inside the rumen. The health insights from their analytics platform are used to prevent diseases, reduce medical bills and increase milk yields. To further develop the platform, the team are actively looking to engage with dairy farmers, vets, nutritionists and milk parlour manufacturers. Wolfhound Analytics website.

    XL Vets

    XL vets LogoSpanning the length and breadth of the UK, this collaborative group of independently owned, progressive veterinary practices work together to achieve the highest standards of veterinary care. Recognised at a global level, with a strong presence in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada, XLVets members can link research projects together, access the latest cutting-edge technologies and share resources and expertise. XL Vets website.

    Zoetis

    zoetis logoZoetis is the world’s largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock, delivering quality medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products. Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries. Zoetis website.

    Advanced engineering and agri-tech innovation for greater efficiency and sustainability

    BioSS

    BioSS LogoBiomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS) is a scientifically autonomous group within the James Hutton Institute which applies its skills and expertise in statistical methodology and mathematical modelling, including statistical/computational bioinformatics, to improve agriculture, food, and the environment. BioSS website.

    Breedr

    Breedr LogoBreedr a technology company aiming to reduce the carbon impact of meat production by digitising the global livestock supply chain. The company is an award-winning developer of a global trading platform for fully traceable meat and livestock. Using the Breedr app and ear tagging system, farmers can monitor individual animals from birth to sale, recording everything from lineage to feed and animal health records, before listing livestock on the Breedr marketplace. Breedr website.

    Chordata

    Chordata LogoChordata was founded in 2018 to develop transformational solutions to improve animal health and wellbeing. They are creating the first integrated health microchip for livestock, with daily, real time data and animal-specific health alerts for farmers and vets. The company works with veterinary scientists, farmers, producers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, policy-makers, nutrition companies and pet owners to co-develop effective technology-based, data-driven insights. Their systems include machine learning algorithms and application interfaces for treatment decision support, co-designed with users. Chordata website.

    Eggbase

    EGGBASE LogoEggbase Ltd is an innovative and independent provider of powerful software and data solutions for the egg and poultry industry to help enhance performance, optimise production and share data across the supply chain. They provide a complete cloud-based management system comprising IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, SaaS (Software as a service) applications, the Eggbase App and the Eggsense data analytics platform. The software covers the BEIC Lion Code of Practice, Red Tractor and other assurance scheme audit requirements. The technology offers individual and enterprise group benchmarking as well as the whole life story of a flock. Eggbase website.

    Farmex

    Farmex LogoFarmex is the market leader in UK ventilation control to include manufacture of the dicam system – the most used controller in UK pig production. Farmex also supplies systems for poultry, calf rearing, potato and grain storage, composting, pheasant rearing, LED lighting control and firework sequencing. Farmex’s ground-breaking remote monitoring system Barn Report has been used to collect data from production sites for almost two decades and the company now has an enviable reputation for advanced expertise in the use of ICT systems in pig production management. The company’s new Data Services team is providing professional customer support to farmers using the rapidly developing tool kit of real-time monitoring components. Farmex website.

    Innovis

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    Innovis is the leading supplier of sheep breeding technologies to the UK livestock industry; a young, dynamic and forward-thinking company that is passionate about making a difference.  The company specialises in the production of performance recorded sheep genetics on forage-based systems and are focussed on environmental sustainability and production efficiency. Innovis Website.

    Map of Ag

    Map of AG LogoMap of Ag is an Agri-tech business that specialises in the integration of farm data and in its analysis and modelling. From offices in the UK, Argentina and New Zealand, they provide connection across the farmgate for global R&D and agrifood businesses that supply, and are supplied by, farms. Map of Ag enables clients to generate insight of their food supply chains by connecting directly or indirectly through farm data to primary producers. By appropriately structuring this data, clients can answer the questions most relevant to their business. These questions may be about any farm-related activity, from compliance or assurance, to the environment, animal welfare, antibiotic usage or production metrics. Map of Ag Website.

    Mirico

    MIRICO LogoMirico leads the way in high performance gas sensing intelligence to enhance productivity and deliver a positive impact on the environment. Their ORION[R] technology has been developed to monitor gas emissions on a continuous basis across an area of up to one square kilometre. The system can provide real-time concentration data, giving a unique understanding of the profile of emissions, including overnight and during challenging weateher conditions. By processing the path averaged concentration data with a suitable algorithm, estimates of the location of potential sources and level of emissions, along with a total emission rate for an area, can be genereated. Instruments are currently available for methane, methance & carbon dioxdie and ammonia. Mirico website.

    N2 Applied

    N2-Applied LogoN2 Applied is a Norwegian technology development company with subsidiary businesses in the UK and Netherlands. The company has developed a novel slurry treatment technology that removes methane and ammonia emissions whilst doubling the nitrogen content. This combination could deliver a vast carbon footprint reduction for livestock production. In partnership with the University of Leeds and supported by CIEL with investment from Innovate UK, N2 Applied have installed the innovative plasma treatment system at the National Pig Centre, the first commercial-scale pig facility to trial the technology. N2 Applied website.

    Peacock Technology

    Peacock LogoBased in the heart of Scotland, Peacock Technology is an advanced engineering and robotic automation company specialising in machine vision and artificial intelligence technologies. They operate in a number of different sectors, including the Dairy industry, having developed the IDS Teat Post Milk System – an affordable vision guided robot that applies spray teat disinfection on rotary milking parlours. Peacock Technology offers innovative, controllable, convenient and reliable solutions for real farming environments. Peacock Technology website.

    Shearwell Data

    Shearwell logoShearwell Data is an animal identification and software management business, supporting livestock farmers in the UK and overseas with livestock management packages and equipment including sheep and cattle tags, EID readers and handling systems. The company provides a complete system to help farmers fully understand and benefit from the data they gather from their livestock, enabling more informed business decisions and improve profitability. Shearwell Data website.

    Supply Chain In-Sites

    SCI LogoSupply Chain In-Sites (SCI) are a British, employee-owned Certification Body working in animal welfare, agriculture and food supply chains, from farm to retail. As well as traditional ways of working, they offer innovative, technology-led solutions to demonstrate provenance and traceability. The company firmly believes that data and digital technology are going to transform supply chain management and are keen to work with other organisations who share their vision, values and ethics and are serious about building an environmental and compliance offer. Supply Chain In-Sites website.

    Tumblebug

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    Tumblebug have created a solution for capturing and concentrating the nutrient value in livestock manure using a method which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and enables the value in manure to be economically and sustainably transported from point of production to where the nutrients are needed for horticulture or arable crops.
    The problem of right nutrients, wrong place has been exacerbated by the increasingly specialised nature of farming in the UK. This solution works for livestock manure (dairy, pig, alpaca etc.) and for anaerobic digestate separated solids.

    Feed suppliers, animal feed additives and biosecurity

    2Agriculture

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    2Agriculture is an independent milling business which has been supplying feeds to the poultry industry for over 50 years. The business operates 5 monogastric feed mills across the UK manufacturing over 1 million tonnes of top quality feed every year for broilers, broiler breeders, layers, ducks and turkeys. 2Agriculture Website.

    AB Agri

    ab-agri LogoAB Agri is £1.2billion animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods (ABF). The company operates across the entire food industry supply chain, producing and supplying compound animal feed, feed enzymes, specialised feed ingredients and a range of value-added services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors and retailers. AB Agri website.

    Anpario

    Anpario LogoAnpario is an international manufacturer and distributor of natural animal feed additives for animal health, nutrition & biosecurity. Their specialist feed technologies are both innovative and tailored to meet the ever-increasing population requirements for healthy food. Anpario’s main focus is understanding animal intestinal health and nutrition to help customers achieve optimum animal performance. Anpario website.

    Cargill

    Cargill logoCargill animal nutrition are one of the leading suppliers of animal nutrition products worldwide: feed ingredients, feed formulations, management solutions, risk management services, compound feed, premixes, feed additives and customized solutions. Cargill has been active in the United Kingdom since 1955 and now employs over 1200 people in 20 locations nationwide. Cargill also has two joint ventures, an agriculture joint venture with Allied Grain (part of ABF), under the name Frontier Agriculture and a poultry joint venture with Faccenda Foods, under the name Avara. Cargill website.

    Cloud Agri

    Cloud Agri LogoCloud Agri provides added value products, knowledge based precise solutions and best quality heifers worldwide to make farming more sustainable and efficient through meeting increasingly stringent requirements for quality, food and feed safety. Cloud Agri Group’s business unit GopiMin® provides quality ruminant feed solutions including GopiFat and CowEx (Dutch cattle export). It exports its innovative products to 20 countries and is building its position as an emerging international business in ruminants feed. Cloud Agri website.

    Davidsons

    Davidsons LogoDavidsons is a highly efficient manufacturer producing a full range of feeds to suit all classes of ruminants. Their customer base extends to over 3,000 ruminant livestock farmers across Scotland and the north of England. The company operates one of the most technologically advanced feed milling operations in Europe – a totally automated plant, using the latest equipment and control technology available in the market place, enabling the highest levels of efficiency and productivity in the industry. Davidsons website.

    Devenish

    Devenish LogoDevenish is a leading developer & supplier of nutritional products and solutions for the feed industry, the food industry, and for human health. Headquartered in Northern Ireland, with sites across Ireland, the UK, USA, Mexico, Turkey and Uganda, Devenish’s team of nutritionists use science and technology to ensure the most effective and efficient utilisation of nutrients in the production of food. Their strategy ‘One Health – from Soil to Society’ focuses on the importance of optimising nutrient utilisation in soil, plant, animal, environmental and human health. Devenish website.

    ED&F Man Liquid Products UK

    EDF MAN LogoED&F Man Liquid Products UK Ltd are the leading supplier of molasses and liquid products for animal feed, fermentation, and other industrial uses. Specialising in the sourcing, shipping, storage and distribution of these products, they are a leading choice for feed manufacturers, farmers and industrial users looking for bulk supply of molasses blends and related products. ED&F Man Liquid Products UK website.

    ForFarmers

    ForFarmers LogoForFarmers is an internationally operating feed company that offers ‘Total Feed’ solutions for conventional and organic livestock farming. With annual sales of approximately 10 million tonnes of feed, ForFarmers is the market leader in Europe. The company operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland and the UK. Alongside its products, ForFarmers offers its customers additional knowledge and advice in the areas of feed, animal keeping and business development. ForFarmers website.

    Germinal

    GERMINAL LogoGerminal are manufacturers of agricultural and amenity seed, spearheading some of the most ground-breaking work in seed. They have a key relationship with the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Science IBERS at Aberystwyth University. This is an important part of their future research and development programme and science-based innovation. Germinal are investing in sustainable intensification through plant breeding. This helps to reduce greenhouse gases, aligning profitability and sustainability with farmer education. Germinal website.

    UFAC UK

    UFAC_Logo 200 x 89UFAC UK specialises in the manufacture of a range of amino acids, fatty acids and glycerol for all forms of livestock, with the sole aim of improving performance and profitability throughout the livestock production process. The company has innovated, developed and perfected the science of blending nutrient sources and bonding them into protective matrices. The result is a range of liquid and dry products specifically designed to enhance the value of livestock throughout the world. From two production sites, one in the UK and one in the US, UFAC manufacture and distribute to 24 countries worldwide. UFAC UK website.

    Volac

    Volac LogoVolac is a leader in dairy nutrition with a mission to develop great products that advance the health and performance of consumers and farm animals. Their product range spans three core business areas: Animal Nutrition – developing, manufacturing and supplying high-performance products, specifically designed to advance livestock productivity; Performance Ingredients – the company are pioneers in the manufacture of whey proteins and derivatives from fresh whey; and Dairy Ingredients – Volac has extensive experience in the production of nutritionally rich dairy ingredients for the world’s leading food manufacturers, making a range of lactose and whey-based ingredients, offering both functionality and taste enhancement. Volac website.

    UK, Europe and world-wide meat processors

    ABP Food Group

    ABP Food GroupOne of Europe’s leading food processors, ABP Food Group (Anglo Beef Processors) is a privately-owned food processor, operating across 9 countries. It processes, produces and exports quality beef, lamb, frozen and organic products to thousands of customers across the world. The company also operates substantial renewable, pet food and protein divisions. ABP Food Group works with a network of over 45,000 farmers and contributes an estimated €1.3bn each year into the rural economies in which it operates. It is based in 51 locations across Ireland, the UK and Europe. ABP Food Group website.

    Arla

    Arla LogoArla is the fourth-largest dairy company in the world and a cooperative owned by more than 10,000 dairy farmers, 2,400 of which are in the UK. Arla Foods is on a global mission to create delicious, quality products in an environmentally friendly way. Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. The company works with its trusted dairy farmers and other partners to grow the business in a sustainable manner. Arla website.

    Buitelaar

    Buitelaar LogoEstablished in 1922, with nearly 100 years and five generations behind it, Buitelaar specialises in providing sustainable, higher welfare beef supply chain solutions with a focus on British beef and rosé veal.The business has diversified to provide ancillary products and services to support and facilitate the supply chain, including the provision of an on-farm technical team, advising farmers on management best practices. Buitelaar has become a source of excellence in the animal life cycle through extensive investment in collaborative research and innovation in order to assist farmers through industry challenges. Buitelaar website.

    Cranswick

    Cranswick LogoCranswick plc are a leading producer of premium, fresh and added-value food products including fresh pork and chicken, cooked and prepared meats and British charcuterie. They are one of the UK’s largest pig producers and a leader in best practice in the pig and poultry industry. Led from their company headquarters in Hull, Cranswick now serve their customers from fourteen state-of-the-art production facilities across the UK and are rapidly developing their export business serving the European, US and South East Asian markets. Cranswick website.

    Dunbia

    Dunbia LogoDunbia is one of Europe’s leading food companies. Headquartered in Northern Ireland with 12 sites throughout the UK, a division of Dawn Meats, Dunbia is a market-leading, multi-national red meat producer and processor that sources and manufactures beef, lamb and pork products for retail, commercial and foodservice markets. Employing over 5,000 people across a wide range of high-tech and multi-skilled disciplines, Dunbia is at the cutting edge of new product development, winning numerous industry awards. Dunbia website.

    Glanbia Cheese

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    Glanbia Cheese Ltd. is a dairy processor with processing sites in Wales (Llangefni), Northern Ireland (Magheralin) and Ireland (Portloaise). Milk from regional milk pools is purchased through direct supply agreements with approximately 380 farms. All milk is used to produce Mozzarella, whey and sweet cream. Glanbia Cheese Ltd. is a joint venture between Glanbia PLC and Leprino. Glanbia Cheese Website.

    Hilton Foods

    Hilton Foods UK LogoHilton Foods is the leading specialist international food packing business. UK operations are managed over 4 sites, producing meat, fish, and Sous Vide products. The company is renowned for their innovative food ranges and take pride in being product development experts who understand the fundamentals of ingredients and processes. Theirs development teams include culinary experts, food scientists and process technologists. Hilton Foods website

    Karro

    Karro logoKarro are one of the UK’s leading high welfare pig producers and pork processors with processing plants across the country. The company processes around 50,000 pigs each week, supplying products to leading retailers, foodservice and manufacturing customers in the UK and globally. Pork is processed across indoor and outdoor bred production systems and ‘raised without antibiotic’ pigs. Karro produce their own higher welfare pigs from Brydock Farms, Scotland, as well as sourcing animals from independent farmers local to their operations. Karro website.

    Moy Park

    moy park logoParented by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Moy Park Ltd. is one of the UK’s top 15 food companies, Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business, and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers. With 12 processing and manufacturing units in Northern Ireland, England, France and the Netherlands, the company processes over 280 million birds per year, in addition to producing 200,000 tonnes of prepared foods per year. Moy Park website.

    Saputo

    saputo logoSaputo Dairy UK produce some of the best-loved food brands in the UK as well as specialised ingredients used in infant formula.for the UK and global markets. The company rebranded from Dairy Crest in 2019 following a takeover by Canadian dairy company Saputo. Its products are household names – from Cathedral City cheddar to Country Life butter. 330 south-west dairy farmers work closely with the company to supply around 500 million litres of milk every year to its Cornish creamery. Less well known is the company’s Functional Ingredients division which produces and sells demineralised whey and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) – both ingredients for infant formula. In partnership with Fonterra, the world’s leading dairy exporter, these products are sold to infant formula manufacturers globally under Fonterra’s SureStartTM brand name. Saputo website.  

    The Compleat Food Group

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    The Compleat Food group are the number one UK supplier of chilled Mediterranean and plant-based foods. Innovative and dynamic, the company has a history of establishing and developing new categories for retail and foodservice. Specialising in three key areas – continental meats, olives & antipasti and plant-based, the business has a unique offering. With over 450 employees across four locations, the team spans NPD, technical, supply chain, production, procurement, marketing, engineering, and warehouse, to offer a complete end-to-end process. Their supply chain makes it possible to track products from grower or farmer and slaughterhouse, right through production, technical approval, manufacturing, supply to in store. In addition, unique category insight enables their teams to identify market trends, positioning them as category leaders in a wide range of products many of which that fundamentally changed the eating habits of the UK. The Compleat Food Group website.

    Warrendale Wagyu

    Warrendale Wagyu LogoWarrendale Wagyu is a Yorkshire based company who work with over 200 farmers to produce unique British Wagyu Beef. Using their own fullblood Wagyu genetics crossed with dairy cows, Warrendale produce a Wagyu Cross, also known as an F1 Wagyu. They are focused on producing beef sustainably and managing their production system around a grass based, slow growing system, finishing cattle on home grown feeds to ensure the highest product quality. Warrendale Wagyu website.

    UK, Europe and world-wide: from family owned farms and cooperatives to international supermarkets our members are some of the biggest names in food retail

    Mole Valley Farmers

    Mole Valley Farmers Logo Mole Valley Farmers is a 56-strong store retail firm based in the southwest of England and run as a cooperative. They have over 9,000 Farmer Shareholders and more than 53,000 Country Members. Mole Valley Farmers’ ethos has always been to help their farming members improve productivity and profitability by offering a whole range of products and services at competitive prices. Over the years the company has grown and today the business comprises Mole Valley Farmers, Mole Country Stores and Farmdirect, along with their direct to farm business providing feed, fertiliser and other inputs to the nation’s farmers. Activities include feed mills, fertiliser blending plants, a specialist mineral plant and farm building division. Mole Valley website.

    Morrisons

    Morrisons LogoMorrisons is a proud Yorkshire food retailer and the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain. Every week around 9m customers pass through their doors. Uniquely, Morrisons source and produce most of the fresh food they sell through their manufacturing facilities, giving them close control over provenance and quality. Morrisons website.

    Tesco

    Tesco LogoTesco is the market leader of groceries in the UK and ninth largest retailer in the world measured by revenues. They have over 3,400 stores nationwide in the UK. Tesco has a long history of innovation, having always looked for new ideas to ensure they anticipate and respond to customers’ changing needs. Today, they continue to seek new partners to help them develop scalable, long term opportunities, in areas that may even be currently unknown and unmapped. The Tesco teams bring specialist knowledge and experience and work with innovators to explore, develop and nurture ideas – making them a reality. Tesco website.

    Waitrose & Partners

    Waitrose logoWaitrose is the food retail division of Britain’s largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. High welfare is a high priority for the business and they have retained their tier 1 status in the business benchmark on farm animal welfare since 2015. The company champions local producers and sells over 1,400 locally and regionally sourced products from 375 suppliers. Waitrose & Partners exports own-label and branded goods to more than 50 countries. Waitrose & Partners website.

    Wynnstay

    wynnstay logoWynnstay is a leading manufacturer and supplier of agricultural products operating three main divisions: Feed, Arable and Country Store. The Group also has interests in Joint Ventures and Associate Companies. Wynnstay are a major supplier of feeds and nutrition products for a number of sectors including, dairy, beef, sheep, pig and poultry. They are also the third largest producer of cereal seed in the UK and their range of grass seed mixtures has become one of the leading products within the UK market. As a major UK supplier of fertiliser, Wynnstay’s FACTS registered personnel offer specialist advice on specific fertiliser programmes to optimise production efficiency on the farm. Wynnstay website.

    Representing every interest of livestock food production and supply chain

    AgriSearch

    AgriSearch LogoAgriSearch deliver farmer-funded, production orientated research for the Beef, Dairy and Sheep Agricultural Sectors in Northern Ireland. AgriSearch’s guiding principal is to provide practical benefit for primary producers to reduce costs, improve performance, drive innovation and improve welfare. Duplication of existing R&D work is avoided and every effort is made to get maximum leverage from complementary funding sources. AgriSearch website.

    AHDB

    ahdbpotatoeslogo 200 x 89The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is levy board improving farm business efficiency and competitiveness in the areas of: pigs, beef and lamb production in England; milk, potatoes and horticulture in Great Britain; and cereals and oilseeds in the UK. It undertakes research and development and farm-level knowledge transfer activity, provides essential market information to improve supply chain transparency and undertakes marketing promotion activities to help stimulate demand and to develop export markets. AHDB website.

    Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)

    AIC LogoWith over 250 members, representing £8 billion turnover at the farmgate, AIC is the agrisupply industry’s leading trade association. The Confederation is the leading voice of the agrisupply industry, representing five key sectors: crop protection and agronomy; fertiliser; arable marketing; seed; and some 90% of the UK animal feed market. Agricultural Industries Confederation website.

    BMPA

    BPMA LogoThe British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is the leading trade body representing interests of most companies working in the British meat industry. The organisation work alongside the Government and other organisations to help develop a meat industry that is competitive, professional and provides a sustainable, long-term and affordable supply of food to British customers. BMPA website.

    BSAS

    BSAS LogoThe British Society of Animal Science is a charity working to improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and to ensure research and knowledge transfer has a practical and beneficial application. BSAS works with science and industry specialists to provide improvements in the welfare and productivity of farmed animals to help produce quality, safe and environmentally sustainable food; animal health and welfare; and the care of equine, companion, and zoo animals. BSAS website.

    Hybu Cig Cymru

    HCC LogoHybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is the industry-led organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat. HCC is active in developing many important markets at home and abroad. They work with retailers and foodservice operators and undertake regular promotional programmes for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, also acting as the guardians of the PGI scheme. Central to their role is also undertaking research, sharing information and supporting training relevant to each part of the supply chain. Hybu Cig Cymru website.

    NFU

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    The National Farmers’ Union is a membership organisation led by an elected office holder team, working in partnership with expert staff for the benefit of their farmers and growers. The NFU represents more than 46,000 farming and growing businesses. NFU’s purpose is to champion British agriculture and horticulture, to campaign for a stable and sustainable future for British farmers and to secure the best possible deal for their members. They lobby to make change where change is needed most. NFU’s job as the voice of British farming is to ensure that their members’ businesses can thrive in the years ahead. NFU Website 

    Pig Regen

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    PigRegen Ltd. is a non-profit making, producer-funded body with Charitable Status. Income generate is used to fund research, education and improvements in Health and Welfare on Northern Ireland Pig Units.

    Quality Meat Scotland

    QMS LogoQuality Meat Scotland (QMS) is the public body responsible for helping the Scottish red meat sector improve its efficiency and profitability, and maximise its contribution to Scotland’s economy. The levy body markets the PGI labelled Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb brands in the UK & abroad and promotes Scottish pork products under the Specially Selected Pork Banner. Its internationally recognised assurance schemes cover more than 90% of livestock farmed for red meat in Scotland. They offer consumers in the UK and overseas the legal guarantee that the meat they buy has come from animals that have spent their whole lives being raised to some of the world’s strictest welfare standards. Quality Meat Scotland website.

    RABDF

    RABDF LogoThe Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is the only independent, specialist sectoral body dedicated to representing the interests of practical British dairy farmers. Activities focus on four key areas: Influencing and lobbying; Developing young talent; Improving business resilience; and identifying and showcasing ground-breaking innovation. Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers website.

    Texel Sheep Society

    Texel LogoInnovation has been at the heart of the British Texel Sheep Society since its formation 45 years ago, leading the way in adoption of new technologies such as ultrasound & CT scanning to assess carcass merit in live ram lambs. The Society’s members now comprise the largest collective breeding group in UK livestock production. Research and development undertaken by the Society is done with the aim of influencing as big a portion of the UK industry as possible and delivering meaningful benefits to everyone associated with the Texel breed. Texel Sheep Society website.

    Our 12 Founding Research Partners are drawn from some of the top academic livestock specialists in the UK.

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    Moredun Research Institute

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    World-class scientific research to improve animal health and welfare through the prevention and control of infectious diseases of livestock. Outputs include vaccines, diagnostic tests and improved treatment strategies. The Moredun Science Research  helps find solutions to major challenges such as ensuring safe and sustainable food & water supplies. Moredun Research Institute Website. 

    University of Reading

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    The world renowned Centre for Dairy Research (CEDAR) conducts a wide range of applied and strategic research concerning milk and meat production in farmed animals. Research capability includes studies on milk & meat composition and human health, animal nutrition, animal behaviour and welfare, mitigating environmental impacts of animal production. University of Reading Website.

    STFC Food network

    The Science and Technology Facilities Council Food Network+ (SFN) is a global, interdisciplinary community working to provide a sustainable, secure supply of safe, nutritious, and affordable high-quality food. The SFN brings together STFC researchers (data science & astrophysicists) and facilities with research and industry in the agri-food sector, providing support, funding, and advocacy for innovative agritech projects. STFC Food Network Website

    Royal Veterinary College

    The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK’s longest-standing and only independent specialist veterinary institution. RVC research falls under two themes; Comparative Physiology and Clinical Sciences, and Integrated Research into Livestock and Food Systems, encompassing research into zoonotic disease, vaccinology, and antimicrobial resistance, as well as food safety and sustainable food systems. In addition to collaboration with academic and industry partners, the RVC also owns and operates the London Bioscience Innovation Centre, and offers a range of commercial services for the scientific community from routine animal husbandry and laboratory services to full study and design management. Royal Veterinary College Website. 

    University of Surrey

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    Home to the Veterinary School of Medicine including Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive) and Animal Health Innovation Network. vHive is dedicated to the development and adoption of new digital technologies in animal health. The Animal Health Innovation Network brings together academia, research organisations and industry to improve the lives of animals, humans and the environment through digital innovation.  University of Surrey Website.

    University of West London

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    Applying a One Health approach to study the transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) between human/livestock/environmental microbiomes to develop healthy environments and improve animal welfare. Determining the reservoirs of AMR bacteria and drivers that impact the transmission of AMR and using a metagenomics informed biosecurity programme to manage infections, optimise animal welfare and productivity and ensure food safety whilst reducing antibiotic use.   University of West London.