Cows eat grass, don't they?

Welcome to the website for the project 'Cows Eat Grass, Don't They?'

This is a social sciences research project carried out by Orla Shortall at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen about indoor and outdoor dairy farming in the UK and Ireland. The project is funded by the British Academy and runs from 2018-2021.

The project involves carrying out research with farmers, stakeholders and the public to explore visions of the future of dairy farming in the UK and Ireland.

Results will be disseminated through academic papers, conference presentations, blogs and public engagement events.


Calling all dairy farmers of the UK and Ireland, we want to hear your views about the future of indoor and pasture based systems in the UK and Ireland.

Posted on: Thursday, 2 August, 2018
Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

The Cows eat grass, don't they? project is taking part in the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe again this year.

Posted on: Tuesday, 3 July, 2018