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, high-feed-input and grass-bsaed dairy systems 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.

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A paper on a survey of Scottish dairy farmer attitudes to grazing and indoor systems has been published. Results showed 68% of respondents agreed cows should graze.

Posted on: Friday, 4 February, 2022

Paper on from the Irish dairy farmer survey study published in Journal of Dairy Science.

Posted on: Monday, 22 November, 2021

A report on the Irish results of the 'Cows eat grass, don't they?' project is available here, and a summary here.
 

Posted on: Wednesday, 7 July, 2021

A report on the UK results of the 'Cows eat grass, don't they?' project is available here, and a summary here.
 

Posted on: Wednesday, 7 July, 2021

The 'Cows eat grass, don't they?' project took part in the British Academy's research Summer Showcase and the event can be seen on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucEgHPEiDDA.

Posted on: Wednesday, 30 June, 2021

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