|Paul Heyhoe (left) on the fact-finding mission to New Zealand|
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
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Thursday, 8 August 2013
Some pressure groups were quick to hail this as a major breakthrough ahead of the official first testing in a staged event earlier this week. Then we saw the product being cooked and tasted. People then really started to think about the claims and are perhaps having second thoughts about adding it to their menus, judging by the tone of much of the coverage in the media.
So while this breakthrough is incredibly clever and something to watch with interest, claims that it is a replacement for livestock farming are premature at best. It remains a pale imitation of the real thing with credentials far from proven.
Thursday, 1 August 2013
Alternative forages have risen up the farming agenda in the UK over recent years, as the unpredictable weather has made grass shortages a reality and has given producers the impetus to investigate what other forage options are available.
After visiting five farms, as well as Jouffray-Drillaud’s own breeding facility, the group had taken copious notes and numerous photos, and had plenty of ideas of how they could improve their use of lucerne on their own farms.