The AHDB Pork field trials programme is a series of on-farm experiments aimed at solving herd performance problems. They are protocol-based, scientifically robust and are driven by adaptation of global knowledge.
Field trials are run on several farms for each problem area identified and are funded 100% by AHDB Pork. Topics for field trials are largely proposed by the regional forums, whose role it is to inform AHDB Pork of current and future production issues on farm. However, applications from individuals are very welcome and should be sent via their regional AHDB Pork knowledge transfer (KT) manager.
A range of different facilities is being sought for possible field trial work; interested universities, colleges and commercial farms are encouraged to apply to join the list of possible suppliers. Aspects that will be considered on application include the type of production system, recording system and data availability, internet connection, resource and cost effectiveness.
Application form to express an interest in providing a trial site