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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. The paper argues grazing is important to farmers & needs support.

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. There was cow comedy, a trailer for artist Adam Stead's upcoming Project Feed film, cheese tasting by Ned Palmer and a tour of the Museum of English Rural Life.

Posted on: Wednesday, 30 June, 2021

The 'Cows eat grass, don't they?' project funding is coming to an end. A workshop about the findings of the project and a report will be produced in March 2021.

Posted on: Thursday, 11 February, 2021
Cows in field

The first paper from 'Cows eat grass, don't they?' project, based on stakeholder interviews. Why & how UK & Irish dairy sectors differ so much. Ireland: mainstream is low cost grass based system, in UK more ambivalence about the role of grass and grazing. 

Posted on: Monday, 14 October, 2019

The 'Cows eat grass, don't they?' project is taking part on the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas event at the Edinburgh Fringe, with a show entitled 'Do cows belong in fields?' The event is a chance for academics to engage with the public about their work. The event is in the New Town Theatre on 6th August at 1:30pm. You can get tickets here.

Posted on: Thursday, 4 July, 2019

The 'Cows eat grass, don't they?' project is taking part in Pint of Science in Dundee, 22nd May. Tickets here.

Posted on: Monday, 6 May, 2019

Thank you to the 761 farmers who took part in the 'Cows eat grass, don't they?' farmer survey. £2 was pledged to charities helping struggling farmers for every survey, a total of £1508 or €1751 was raised. You can read more in the blog.

Posted on: Tuesday, 9 April, 2019