Animal nutrition

The animal nutrition research programme aims to:

  • Improve the persistence, nutritional value and utilisation of forage crops to increase the grazing season, improve performance, reduce costs and add to meat quality.
  • Identify new and sustainable approaches to animal nutrition that reduce costs of production or improve production quality.


Click here to see the 2014 literature review on the potential of feed additives for beef and sheep nutrition.


Details of our latest animal nutrition research projects can be accessed via the menu on the left or by clicking the links below. Please select beef, sheep or generic based on your area of interest, or you can email the R&D team about animal nutrition issues.