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Scots researchers involved in £1.7m farm technology project

The project involves partners from across Europe.
The project involves partners from across Europe.

Scottish researchers are involved in a new £1.7 million European project to improve the uptake of new digital technologies in the sheep and goat farming sectors.

The Sm@RT project will bring together researchers from across Europe, including Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Moredun Research Institute in Scotland, to improve awareness of precision livestock farming (PLF) tools among sheep and goat farmers.

“I’m pleased that we have been successful in obtaining this funding to work closely with farmers and stakeholders throughout the food value chain to increase the awareness of new tools which can help farmers to have efficient livestock production,” said Sm@RT project co-ordinator, Dr Claire Morgan-Davies from SRUC.

She said farmers can get involved in the project by completing a short survey to help the project team understand the main challenges, needs and interests of those in the goat and sheep supply chains for PLF tools and digital technologies.

The survey is available online at https://bit.ly/3sI0Eni.

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