TResearch Autumn 2018
The Future of Food
The Future of Food
Fodder still an issue
The ability of the dairy farmer to remain profitable into the future is dependent on having information to make informed decisions which would allow increased efficiency and scale of production. Acquiring and applying newer skills and knowledge for more efficient milk production are essential. New technology will allow dairy farmers to increase scale while at the same time reduce the unit cost of production.
The recent rally in the price of grains was caused by factors which are now well understood e.g . economic growth especially in Asia and the Far East where expanding GDP means diet upgrade, higher per capita food consumption and more demand for protein. China remains the main engine with 7-10% GDP growth, changing their diet to oil/fat/meat instead of rice, and contracting forward for energy and minerals, as well as investing billions of dollars in African infrastructure to secure access to raw materials. Other factors such as population growth along with the global rundown of stocks have also played their part.
A career in agriculture, horticulture or forestry can be very rewarding and fulfilling. You will have an opportunity to develop a lifestyle which competes very favourably with other professionals, particularly with regard to quality of life and job satisfaction! All of our courses have been reviewed to meet your changing needs in terms of knowledge, skills and competence. You can now complete your training in one of our eight colleges, at a local training centre or on line through our new eCollege facility. This flexibility allows some students to pursue an off-farm job or an apprenticeship while completing our training programme.
The use of oilseed rape for biofuels has resulted in a renewed interest in spring oilseed rape. Spring oilseed rape is a useful break crop but rising cereal prices have made it less attractive to growers.
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There is increased interest in growing winter oilseed rape (OSR) because of improved market outlets such as biofuels and improved disease resistance, straw characteristics and yields.
To provide an independent and authoritive research knowledge base, technology transfer and training services for the sustainable development of agriculture and the food processing industry to enable it to respond profitably to consumer demands and requirements and contribute to a vibrant rural economy and society.
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