First chief for CIEL

The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL), one of Innovate UK’s four Innovation Centres funded through the government Agri-Tech Strategy initiative, has appointed its first chief executive. York-based CIEL, a public: private company partnership, has...

Silcock name lives on in livestock science

The Silcock Fellowship scheme, funded by the feed manufacturing family, has enabled three PhD Silcock Studentships in animal science over the past six years. The long-standing scheme and assists early career researchers through a generous donation from the Silcock...

Dairy Crest financials down after liquid milk sale

Milk buyer and processor Dairy Crest has reported lower profit and revenues from its latest full year’s trading, the first period since it divested its liquid milk business to Muller in December 2015. The company now concentrates on the manufacture of butter, cheese...

New deputy chair for the EA

Defra minister Andrea Leadsom has appointed former NFU director-general Richard Macdonald as deputy chairman of the Environment Agency (EA). Mr Macdonald’s new role will last until the end of his term as a member of the EA board in May 2020.   Mr Macdonald has been a...

Staff changes at Promar

Promar International, the farm and agri-food consultancy within Genus, has added three experienced consultants to its team, each who have worked for the business before. Neil Adams becomes regional consultancy manager – south with responsibility for the delivery of...

Dairy Crest poised to enter feed ingredient sector

Milk buyer and processor Dairy Crest has posted a 19% increase in profitability on lower revenues for its latest six months trading, the first full period since the company divested its liquid milk division to Muller. The business made a pre-tax profit of £15.6...