Farming Knowledge Transfer
We partnered with the Moredun Research Institute to give over 350 of our UK livestock farming tenants the chance to benefit from expert advice on animal health to help increase their productivity and efficiency.
As active managers of one of the largest rural land portfolios in the UK, The Crown Estate is pleased to partner with the Moredun Research Institute to support our farming tenants and bring long-term benefits to our estates. Together, we are holding a series of animal health roadshow events across the UK to increase awareness of current animal diseases impacting on productivity.
I was delighted to see so many of our tenants join us at Moredun’s Animal Health Roadshow – events like these provide practical, up-to-date information and bring people together to find solutions to overcome the challenges faced by farmers.”Alan Laidlaw, Rural Portfolio Manager
The Crown Estate is also supporting the production of an information sheet and poster by Moredun to help farmers manage farm biosecurity, helping improve farm productivity and minimise animal suffering from disease. Given the threats to our agricultural industry from parasites and disease, this is an important area for promoting good practice and understanding of practical actions farmers can take to help protect their livestock.
Ian Duncan Miller, Chairman of the Moredun Foundation, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Crown Estate as associate members of Moredun. The Crown Estate is leading the way as the first land owning estate to join us and we hope many more estates and landowners will follow suit. The Crown Estate associate membership will allow over 350 of their UK livestock farming tenants to benefit from livestock health advice via Moredun's extensive Knowledge Transfer and Exchange network and research expertise.
We hope many of the Crown Estate tenants will make use of this facility to assist increasing productivity and efficiency on their livestock enterprises.”