SRUC on show at Roslin for Secretary of State visit

Published Wednesday, 19th April 2017 in Research news

Greg Clark visit to Roslin

SRUC's role in supporting innovation in agriculture was highlighted when Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the UK's Government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, visited. 

The visit took place at the Roslin Institute where SRUC Principal and Chief Executive Professor Wayne Powell helped guide the Secretary of State around SRUC’s involvement in the tour.

Part of the visit involved Greg Clark learning first hand about the work of the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI) and the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL). These are two of four innovation centres being funded through the UK Government's Agri-tech strategy.

SRUC is a key partner in both Agri-EPI and CIEL - contributing research expertise and knowledge exchange capabilities in the fields of precision livestock and arable farming.

Representing our Agri-EPI work, Emma Baxter and Carol-Anne Duthie gave an excellent overview of the use of 3D imaging to support on-farm animal welfare and productivity.

Nicola Lambe and Nick Sparks talked the Minister through the work of the new mobile livestock CT scanner - a joint venture involving SRUC and CIEL, which was parked outside RIB for the occasion.

Photo caption: Secretary of State Greg Clark (far right) with Wayne Powell (far left) at the mobile livestock CT scanner during his visit to Roslin.

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