Jordana Rivero, M.J., Evans, A., Berndt, A., Cartmill, A., Dowsey, A., Farruggia, A., Mignolet, C., Enriquez-Hidalgo, D., Chadwick D., McCracken, D., Busch D., Pereyra, F., Martin, G.B., Sanford, G.R., Sheridan, H., Wright, I., Brunet, L., Eisler, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Rovira, P., Harris P., Murphy P., Williams P., Jackson, R.D., Machado, R., Suraj P.T., Puech, T., Boland T., Ayala, W. & Lee, M.R.F. (2021) Taking the steps towards sustainable livestock: our multidisciplinary global farm platform journey. Animal Frontiers, 11, 52-58

Bruce, A.,  DM Bruce, I Fletcher, C. Lamprinipouolou (2021) Producing food in a fragile food system – a case study in Isle of Skye, Scotland. In ‘Justice and food security in a changing climate’, Schübel, H. and Wallimann-Helner, I. (eds) pp 140-145.

Bruce, A., Jackson, C., Lamprinopoulou, C. (2021) Social networks and farming resilience. Outlook on Agriculture

September 2021 – GFS FSR Programme launch a new policy and practice brief that recommends actions for enhancing the resilience of grazing livestock systems. Transforming the resilience of UK grazing livestock systems presents an integrated set of system-level interventions for transformational change in UK grazing livestock systems to improve their resilience to environmental, social and economic shocks and stresses.

Davy McCracken writes a monthly column for the Press & Journal newspaper focused on topical issues and research developments of relevance to upland livestock farming systems.

February 2020 – SRUC policy briefing on finishing cattle in Scotland (PDF)

Academic publications

Rivero, M.J., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Evans, A., Berndt, A., Cartmill, A., Neal, A., McLaren, A., Farruggia, A., Mignolet, C., Durant, D., Chadwick, D., Styles, D., McCracken, D., Busch, D., Martin, G., Fleming, H., Sheridan, H., Gibbons, J., Merbold, L., Eisler, M., Lambe, N., Rovira, P., Harris, P., Murphy, P., Vercoe, P., Williams, P., Machado, R., Takahashi, T., Puech, T., Boland, T., Ayala, W. & Lee, M. (In Press) Key traits for ruminant livestock across diverse production systems in the context of climate change: perspectives from a global platform of research farms. Reproduction, Fertility & Development, accepted for publication 21st July 2020

Shrestha S., Barrat A S., Fox NJ., Ahmadi BV., Hutchins MR. (2020) Financial impacts of liver fluke on livestock farms under climate change – a farm level assessment. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. December 2020

Barnes AP., Thomson SG. , Ferreira J. (2020) Disadvantage and economic viability: characterising vulnerabilities and resilience in upland farming systems. Land Use Policy 96:104698

 Collaborating networks

Animal Futures project



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