Future Farming Systems

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The FFSG conducts rigorous interdisciplinary research that aims to understand and meet the needs of a wide range of future farming systems. It also aims to understand and engage with farmers and their influencers and so precipitate beneficial change in farming systems and practices both nationally and internationally. A key feature is the wide range of farm-based research projects, where scientific hypotheses can be tested in-situ, the results thereby contextualised and their wider implications for future farming systems explored. This greatly facilitates participation of and knowledge exchange with farmers and other decision makers so ensuring that new insights and innovations are taken up quickly and appropriately in support of sustainable food production.

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dairy cows Agriculture & Biology
cows Agriculture & Biology
methane Agriculture & Biology
rumen Agriculture & Biology
sheep Agriculture & Biology
beef cattle Agriculture & Biology
cattle Agriculture & Biology
diet Agriculture & Biology

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Marc Auffret

Person: Academic contract that is research only

Photo of Harriet Auty

Harriet Auty

Person: Academic contract that is research only

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Ruairidh Bain

Person: Academic contract that is research only


Projects 2012 2023

Research Output 1989 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

A critical review of the impacts of cover crops on nitrogen leaching, net greenhouse gas balance and crop productivity

Abdalla, M., Hastings, A., Cheng, K., Yue, Q., Chadwick, D., Espenberg, M., Truu, J., Rees, RM. & Smith, P., Aug 2019, In : Global Change Biology. 25, 8, p. 2530-2543 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
greenhouse gases
cover crops

Animal-mounted sensor technology to predict ‘time to calving’ in beef and dairy cows

Miller, G. A., Mitchell, MA., Barker, ZE., Giebel, K., Codling, E., Amory, J. & Duthie, C-A., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

beef cows
sensors (equipment)
dairy cows

A parsimonious software sensor for estimating the individual dynamic pattern of methane emissions from cattle

Munoz-Tamayo, R., Ramirez Agudelo, JF., Dewhurst, RJ., Miller, G., Vernon, T. & Kettle, H., Jun 2019, In : Animal. 13, 6, p. 1180-1187 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Time measurement



Green Gown Award

Eileen Wall (Recipient), Bob Rees (Recipient) & Veronika Eory (Recipient), 2010


President's Prize

Richard Dewhurst (Recipient), 1987


Activities 2015 2019

Animal (Journal)

Claire Morgan-Davies (Member of editorial board)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

EAAP (External organisation)

Claire Morgan-Davies (Member)
Aug 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee