AHDB Beef & Lamb is involved in a wide range of on-farm projects designed to research, develop and monitor the impact of making management changes on farm. The Project Farms are commercial farms across the country that work with us to undertake a range of beef, sheep and forage projects.
Using commercial farms ensures that the ideas tested and the solutions developed are practical and designed to meet the needs of farmers. The projects typically run over two to three years, with a series of events held on the farms to explain the work being done, discuss the learnings and help steer future activity.
Strategic Farm programme
Applications are now open to become part of the Strategic Beef & Lamb Farm Programme
AHDB Beef & Lamb are looking to recruit producers who want to improve the performance of their livestock enterprise to become part of the Strategic Beef & Lamb Farm Programme.
Six farms, covering a range of farming systems, will take part in the programme for a minimum of two years. Each farm will be benchmarked using the AHDB whole-farm benchmarking service Farmbench and appropriate targets will be set for improving output and performance. Participating farms will be supported by AHDB experts and other specialist consultants to drive improvements in selected areas and will host two or three technical events each year to communicate the progress achieved.
To get involved in the AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm Programme please complete an application form and submit by Friday 19 May. A shortlist will be generated based on systems, location and responses by the end of May. Those on the shortlist will be interviewed on their farms in early June.
The map below shows the location of our current project farms.