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Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs) (2024)
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Myers, J., Whatford, L., Qi, A., Cooke, R., Payne-Gifford, S., Tak, M., …Haesler, B. (2024). Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs). not applicable

An unprecedented set of challenges now confronts livestock food systems in Britain. With household budgets being squeezed, producers, processors, retailers and wholesalers are under increasing pressure to maintain the affordability of their products... Read More about Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs).

Transparency in the beef and sheep meat food systems enables agency and fairness. (2024)
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Whatford, L., Payne-Gifford, S., Myers, J., Tak, M., van Winden, S., Qi, A., …Haesler, B. (2024). Transparency in the beef and sheep meat food systems enables agency and fairness. RVC Research online: not applicable

An unprecedented set of challenges now confronts livestock food systems in Britain. With household budgets being squeezed, producers, processors, retailers and wholesalers are under increasing pressure to maintain the affordability of their products... Read More about Transparency in the beef and sheep meat food systems enables agency and fairness..

Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP) (2024)
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Payne-Gifford, S., Myers, J., Whatford, L., Tak, M., van Winden, S., Qi, A., …Barling, D. (2024). Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP). RVC Research online: not applicable

An unprecedented set of challenges now confronts livestock food systems in Britain. With household budgets being squeezed, producers, processors, retailers and wholesalers are under increasing pressure to maintain the affordability of their products... Read More about Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP).

Review: The challenge to integrate animal welfare indicators into the Life Cycle Assessment (2023)
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Lanzoni, L., Whatford, L., Atzori, A., Chincarini, M., Giammarco, M., Fusaro, I., & Vignola, G. (2023). Review: The challenge to integrate animal welfare indicators into the Life Cycle Assessment. animal, 17(5), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2023.100794

The transition to a more sustainable livestock sector represents one of the major challenges of our time. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is recognised as the gold standard methodology for assessing the environmental impact of farming systems. Simultaneo... Read More about Review: The challenge to integrate animal welfare indicators into the Life Cycle Assessment.

A Survey of the Current Farming Practices and Perceptions on Adopting Orphan Lambs in the United Kingdom: How Do “Ewe” Do It? (2023)
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Whatford, L., Chivers, B. D., Rowe, M., & Blackie, N. (2023). A Survey of the Current Farming Practices and Perceptions on Adopting Orphan Lambs in the United Kingdom: How Do “Ewe” Do It?. Ruminants, 3(4), 468-482. https://doi.org/10.3390/ruminants3040038

Fostering orphan lambs is common in the United Kingdom and therefore it is important to understand more about these practices to support sustainable sheep farming. Data were collected on current approaches to adopting lambs and the perceived success... Read More about A Survey of the Current Farming Practices and Perceptions on Adopting Orphan Lambs in the United Kingdom: How Do “Ewe” Do It?.

Assessing needs for interdisciplinarity in agriculture, nutrition, and health education (2023)
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Roshania, R., Yates, J., McIntyre, L., Chancellor, T., Fivian, E., Hill, M., …Khandelwal, S. (2023). Assessing needs for interdisciplinarity in agriculture, nutrition, and health education. Global Food Security, 37, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2023.100691

Addressing all forms of malnutrition requires multi-sectoral actions. To accelerate progress, post-graduate ed-ucation - of future researchers, policy-makers and practitioners - that promotes interdisciplinary knowledge and skills is imperative. We r... Read More about Assessing needs for interdisciplinarity in agriculture, nutrition, and health education.

A Systematic Review of equid welfare at slaughter: existing evidence and evaluation of animal welfare indicators (2022)
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Fletcher, K. A., Limon, G., Whatford, L., Grist, A., Knowles, T., & Gibson, T. (2022). A Systematic Review of equid welfare at slaughter: existing evidence and evaluation of animal welfare indicators. Livestock Science, 263, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2022.104988

Guidance surrounding equine slaughter varies globally and lacks published evidence, limiting practical application, causing industry confusion and potentially compromised welfare. Existing research in this field was systematically reviewed, with gaps... Read More about A Systematic Review of equid welfare at slaughter: existing evidence and evaluation of animal welfare indicators.

Developing a Functional Food Systems Literacy for Interdisciplinary Dynamic Learning Networks (2021)
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Pope, H., De Frece, A., Wells, R., Borrelli, R., Ajates, R., Arnall, A., …Häsler, B. (2021). Developing a Functional Food Systems Literacy for Interdisciplinary Dynamic Learning Networks. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, -. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.747627

The impact of human activity on the planet cannot be understated. Food systems are at the centre of a tangled web of interactions affecting all life. They are a complex nexus that directly and indirectly affects, and is affected by, a diverse set of... Read More about Developing a Functional Food Systems Literacy for Interdisciplinary Dynamic Learning Networks.

A global media analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on chicken meat food systems: Key vulnerabilities and opportunities for building resilience (2021)
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Whatford, L., Chapot, L., Compston, P., Tak, M., Cuevas, S., Garza, M., …Haesler, B. (2021). A global media analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on chicken meat food systems: Key vulnerabilities and opportunities for building resilience. Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169435

Food systems are increasingly under threat, with climate, biological, economic or policy shocks and stressors occurring at an increasing frequency and scale. News articles published globally between December 2019 and April 2020 were collated and anal... Read More about A global media analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on chicken meat food systems: Key vulnerabilities and opportunities for building resilience.

Exploring the barriers and incentives towards effective surveillance for antimicrobial and anthelmintic usage (AMHU) in beef cattle and sheep in Great Britain (2021)
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Arnold, J., Whatford, L., Gabain, I., Tak, M., Van Winden, S., Barling, D., & Haesler, B. (2021). Exploring the barriers and incentives towards effective surveillance for antimicrobial and anthelmintic usage (AMHU) in beef cattle and sheep in Great Britain. RVC Research Online: not applicable

Antimicrobial and anthelmintic usage (AMHU) in livestock production has increased over the last 50+ years. Microbial and helminthic exposure to such drugs is understood to have contributed to increased resistance to treatment, causing significant eco... Read More about Exploring the barriers and incentives towards effective surveillance for antimicrobial and anthelmintic usage (AMHU) in beef cattle and sheep in Great Britain.

AMHU Surveillance GB Beef Cattle And Sheep Research Brief 2021 (2021)
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Arnold, J., Whatford, L., Payne-Gifford, S., Tak, M., Van Winden, S., Barling, D., & Hӓsler, B. (2021). AMHU Surveillance GB Beef Cattle And Sheep Research Brief 2021. RVC Research Online: Cadogan Trust

Antimicrobial and anthelmintic usage (AMHU) in livestock production has increased over the last 50+ years. Microbial and helminthic exposure to such drugs is understood to have contributed to increased resistance to treatment, causing significant eco... Read More about AMHU Surveillance GB Beef Cattle And Sheep Research Brief 2021.