A recent AHDB Horizon publication highlights the single factor having the greatest impact on performance as identified by University of Minnesota Agricultural Extension Service survey was having a positive attitude. In the study, it referred to farmers who considered they had control over their own destiny, were free to make their own decisions and, therefore, also held responsibility for errors or losses that were incurred.
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Scientists have found traces of what they believe is the world’s oldest cheese.
It was made 7,000 years ago in what is now Croatia.
An international team, including Heriot-Watt university researchers, say it led to the transformation of Europe.
It is neither a sturdy cheddar nor a cheeky brie, rather some traces of fatty acids found on fragments of pottery from an archaeological site at Pokrovnik on the Dalmatian coast. For more see.
Cheese and red meat are back on the menu – as an international study suggests eating around twice as much as health officials advise.
The study of 220,000 adults found that eating three portions of dairy and one and half portions of meat a day could cut the risk of early death by one quarter. For more see.
The MSA has been able to access funds from the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund to assist 30 MSA members. This project seeks to reduce cost and help members save money using a new approach which has been tried and tested in other industries. It has also been successfully piloted on two dairy farms in Scotland.