Genomics-assisted breeding for fatty acid content and composition in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

The central objective of this proposal is to improve the fatty acid (FA) content of perennial ryegrass by applying state-of-the-art genomics tools and resources and high throughput phenotyping methodologies and to quantify the impact of modified FA content on animal production, supply of beneficial omega-3 FA to the animal and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The project addresses some of the major challenges facing UK agriculture in a world that is undergoing climate change. The UK's climate favours grassland-based livestock production which is charged with the challenging target of increasing production whilst reducing inputs at a range of levels. Such sustainable intensification is increasingly relevant to the future of livestock agriculture. This proposal addresses sustainable agricultural production at the interface of three BBSRC strategic priority areas: crop science, livestock production and healthy and safe food. It is of high strategic relevance, specifically in understanding and exploiting the genomics for enhanced nutritional composition of pasture grasses (crop science). It will also increase the efficiency and sustainability of animal production, including minimising negative environmental impacts, such as emissions of greenhouse gases (livestock production) and investigates the potential of novel nutrient supplies from plants (healthy and safe food).
Fats and oils are an important component of livestock diets, contributing a significant input of energy into the productive requirements of animals that consume them. Beyond delivering basic energy requirements for meat and milk production, FAs, and more importantly the FA profile of lipids in livestock feed can influence rumen function and the quality of animal products used for human food. We have identified a significant opportunity in relation to improving total FA content, in particular the polyunsaturated FA (PUFA) fraction, which will enable the next generation of IBERS high performance ryegrass varieties to provide benefits to UK agriculture and the environment, by potentially reducing enteric methane emissions and increasing ruminant production. It will also potentially result in human health benefits with more forage-derived PUFA being present in meat and milk. The project will combine the expertise of plant geneticists and breeders with ruminant nutritionists in an integrated multidisciplinary project. It will develop the genetic tools and resources to enable efficient selection for FA content and composition. Phenotyping plant material for FA content is however time consuming and costly. This project will therefore also develop high throughput techniques that will complement the advanced genetic approaches. The effect of modified grass FA content and composition on methane emissions, omega-3 absorption and growth of ruminants will be studied in vitro and in vivo. The project will use the results in combination with genomic selection approaches now being applied to the IBERS grass breeding programme to speed up the development of new perennial ryegrass varieties and their uptake by the livestock sector. Grass breeding programmes at IBERS have a track record of innovation and of delivery in terms of quality improvements, particularly in relation to cell wall biochemistry and the development of high water soluble carbohydrate (WSC) grasses which are well adapted to the UK and have a good agronomic performance.
This proposal is being submitted through the BBSRC stand-alone LINK scheme. The project will benefit from the involvement of the only UK-owned forage grass and legume seed production and wholesale company (Germinal Holdings) and HCC representing a large part of the UK ruminant livestock sector, allowing for identification and review of key targets by the industrial partners and uptake and delivery of the outcomes of this project.

Technical Summary

Grass lipids contain approximately twice as much energy as carbohydrates and protein per unit of weight, thus representing a potential target for genetic improvement. There is also emerging evidence that fatty acids (FA) can potentially have mitigating effects on methane emissions produced by ruminants from enteric fermentation. This project will develop genomics and high throughput phenotyping methods to increase the speed and precision of improving lipid content in perennial ryegrass.
We will use a combination of QTL mapping and genome wide association studies (GWAS) to identify and validate SNP markers or haplotypes associated with FA constituents in ryegrass forage in biparental populations and an ecotype panel. The SNP panel will consist of approximately 4000 markers developed using next generation sequencing technology. Genome wide selection will be used in the ryegrass breeding populations to develop prediction models for FA constituents. Significant markers identified in the GWAS and QTL analyses will improve the benefits of the SNP panel. These marker assisted technologies will be implemented to generate improved populations with enhanced FA content while maintaining overall merit for other important agronomic and quality traits. Phenotyping will be carried out using FT-IR, GC-MS, Raman spectroscopy and field NIRS and validated using the genetic resources (including the new experimental populations) described above. The impact of modified FA content and composition will be analysed in vitro using gas production techniques and in vivo in zero-grazing trials to enable the effects on animal production and potential effect on methane emissions to be quantified. Advanced germplasm with enhanced FA composition will be developed and tested for submissions to National List trials.

Planned Impact

The major beneficiaries of this research will be:
Plant breeding community: Information on the genetic control of FA content and genomically and phenomically characterised germplasm will be available for trait dissection and breeding. Development of high throughput cost-effective phenotyping techniques will enhance trait selection for FA composition in plant breeding programmes.

Livestock sector: This work will also have a significant economic and environmental impact on ruminant production. Advanced germplasm will be developed into potential new ryegrass varieties which will have the enhanced FA composition that will deliver environmental and economic benefits to sustainable livestock production systems. The outputs of this project, to increase the supply of energy from lipids in pastoral systems, are targeted and relevant at various levels of the food chain from the farmer producer, to the retailer and the consumer.
In particular, the improved ability to (1) feed ruminants under high forage input systems, (2) predict nutrient supply and (3) to manipulate production response will lead to improvements in agricultural efficiency both in terms of use of natural resources and in farm profitability. This will contribute to a reduced reliance on imported feeds, to provide energy, which is especially prudent following the recent and on-going problems in the livestock industry. Improved knowledge of the interrelationships between growth of an animal and subsequent effect on eating quality (for juiciness and tenderness linked to FA profiles) will improve the quality of the product, which is of benefit to the producer and the consumer.

The research will also contribute towards a greater supply and subsequent absorption of beneficial omega-3 to the animal. This will potentially have significant health benefits to the animal and has been shown to improve fertility. Protected omega-3 products are becoming more popular in the dairy industry to reduce calving interval. The ability to feed pasture with greater levels of omega-3 will have a significant cost saving not only in terms of reducing omega-3 supplementation but also the benefits of greater fertility. As a consequence of the elevated levels of omega-3 the farmer will produce healthier food in terms of a leaner product which will contain lower quantities of saturated fatty acids and increased content of specific beneficial compounds (i.e. n-3 PUFA linolenic acid) in meat and milk. The role of meat and milk as a vehicle to deliver beneficial fatty acids through to humans is very important and has been marketed by numerous supermarkets over the last few years in developing niche products.

Society: There will be direct environmental benefits from this project to wider society. The ruminant sector is a significant contributor to UK greenhouse gas emissions, as approximately 65% of the methane emitted from the UK is generated as a result of agricultural activities and of that approximately 85% comes from livestock enteric sources. There is good evidence that methane arising from enteric fermentation in the digestive system of ruminants can be reduced by changes in fatty acid content and composition. It has been calculated that methane emissions from ruminants (in g/kg of dry matter consumed) could be reduced by 5.6% for each 1% of supplemental fat. This project will show how using perennial ryegrass with altered FA composition can also impact on production efficiency. As forage fed animals produce meat and milk with a fatty acid composition more favourable to human health than concentrate fed animals, there is also a clear societal benefit that will be derived from this research.

Publications

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Description Although at an early stage of the project considerable variation in fatty acid content within perennial ryegrass has been identified.

new methods for detection of lipid content appropriate for the large numbers of samples required for a breeding programme are being developed.
Exploitation Route This knoweldge will be of value to the wider animal feed sector but will aslo be used within the project to select perennial ryegrass varieties with improved fatty acid content.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

 
Description The findings that there is considerable variation in fatty acid content within perennial ryegrass gives an indication of the potential value of this trait for UK ruminant agriculture in the future.
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Economic

 
Description 2016 Royal Welsh Grassland Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
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Results and Impact Royal Welsh Agricultural Society held the 2016 Royal Welsh Grassland Event will took place on 9th June 2016 at the Rhug Estate, Corwen LL21 0EH. The event was attended by the agricultural trade and by farmers. The Mag-net project was highlighted in discussions with farmers who showed great interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article featuring the project in Forager Magazine - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
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Results and Impact Article featuring the project in Forager Magazine, mailed to 18,000 farmers
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Description Attendance at Grassland & Muck 2017 demonstration event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
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Results and Impact Attendance on joint institute and commercial partner stand on a prime site at Grassland & Muck 2017 the leading industry event showcasing the latest technology & business information on forage production, harvesting, storage & utilisation as well as the latest in muck management and application. The stand showcased plots demonstrating several aspects of the grass research at IBERS e.g. magnesium, lipids, water soluble carbohydrate and rooting and followed on with plots of the novel varieties resulting from the research and also plots illustrating the commercial products available from the commercial partner. The event is held over 2 days and attracts many farmers from the UK and Ireland and allows considerable farmer and seed trade interactions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.grasslandevent.co.uk/
 
Description British Dairying magazine Q&A article - April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
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Results and Impact British Dairying magazine Q&A article on the LipiGrass project - April 2018
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Description Dissemination of recently acquired knowledge on forage plant breeding and impact on livestock production 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MOre than 80 advisers and industry attended the event held over 4 days with the aim of introducing them to recent developments in the forage plant breeding and genetics and to demonstrate how research outcomes from new projects are being integrated into the grass breeding at IBERS. The LipiGrass project was included in that workshop to demonstrate how new science is being applied to the breeding programmes and the potential outcomes of that research.
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Description Engagement with represenatives from Yates, a New Zealand seed marketing company who expressed inetrest in the Lipigrass project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The breeding of high lipid grasses are an important research target in many countries where temperate grasses are grown. the work being carried out at IBERS as part of LipiGrass is attracting international recognition. Representatives from Yates in New Zealand came to IBERS to see the work being caried out.
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Description Federation of Welsh Grassland Societies AGM/Summer conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact The Federation of Welsh Grassland Societies held their 50th anniversary AGM/Summer conference at IBERS and presentations were arranged on relevant aspects of IBERS work including the breeding. The breeding projects highlighted 'Grasses of the future: their composition and use' and detailed the new traits such as fatty acid content and magnesium content.
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Description Germinal England & Wales Seed Merchants Training Course 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
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Results and Impact The course is run by Germinal Holdings to illustrate the science behind the breeding of their grass varieties and enable seed merchants to inform their customers of the benefits of these varieties. Our role was to present information about the projects which contribute to the breeding activities. The merchants asked questions after the presentation.
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Description Germinal England & Wales Seed Merchants Training Course 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The course is run by Germinal Holdings to illustrate the science behind the breeding of their grass varieties and enable seed merchants to inform their customers of the benefits of these varieties. Our role was to present information about the projects which contribute to the breeding activities. The merchants asked questions after the presentation.
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Description Germinal Farm Walk, Broughton in Furness - 15th Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
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Results and Impact Germinal Farm Walk, Broughton in Furness - 15th Feb 2018
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Description Germinal Farm Walk, Criccieth - 12th April 2018 
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Results and Impact Germinal Farm Walk, Criccieth - 12th April 2018
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Description Germinal Farm Walk, Greenodd - 12th March 2018 
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Results and Impact Germinal Farm Walk, Greenodd - 12th March 2018
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Description Germinal Farm Walk, Hay & Brecon - 14th Feb 2018 
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Results and Impact Germinal Farm Walk, Hay & Brecon - 14th Feb 2018
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Description Germinal Farm Walk, Malmesbury - 13th March 2018 
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Results and Impact Germinal Farm Walk, Malmesbury - 13th March 2018
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Description Germinal Farm Walk, Shrewsbury - 13th June 2018 
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Results and Impact Germinal Farm Walk, Shrewsbury - 13th June 2018
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Description Germinal Farm Walk, Smalesbury - 13th Feb 2018 
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Results and Impact Germinal Farm Walk, Smalesbury - 13th Feb 2018
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Description Germinal Scottish Seed Merchants Training Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The course is run by Germinal Holdings to illustrate the science behind the breeding of their grass varieties and enable seed merchants to inform their customers of the benefits of these varieties. Our role was to present information about the projects which contribute to the breeding activities. The merchants asked questions after the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Germinal Technical Advisers training day, England & Wales - February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal Technical Advisers training day, England & Wales - February 2016
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Description Germinal Technical Advisers training day, Scotland - January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal Technical Advisers training day, Scotland - January 2016
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Description Germinal and IBERS stand at EAAP2016, Belfast - 29th Aug to 2nd Sep 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal and IBERS stand at EAAP2016, Belfast - 29th Aug to 2nd Sep 2016. Project pop-up banner and flyers produced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eaap2016.org/
 
Description Germinal attendance at European Seed Trade Association Trade Fair, Rome - 10th/11th October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
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Results and Impact Germinal attendance at European Seed Trade Association Trade Fair, Rome - 10th/11th October 2016
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URL http://www.euroseeds.eu
 
Description Germinal discussed project during John Yeomans Farm Walk - 18th Sept 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal discussed project during John Yeomans Farm Walk - 18th Sept 2015
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Description Germinal engagement re project with members of Guild of Agricultural Journalists at press day at site of Welsh Grasslands event - 10th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Germinal engagement re project with members of Guild of Agricultural Journalists at press day at site of Welsh Grasslands event - 10th Sept 2015
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Description Germinal featured project as part of training course to 100 farm advisers - November 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal featured project as part of training course to 100 farm advisers - November 2015
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Description Germinal featured project at the Germinal Technical Conference, Birmingham - November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal featured project at the Germinal Technical Conference, Birmingham - November 2015
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Description Germinal participation in International Seed Federation meetings - 28th May/2nd June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
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Results and Impact Germinal participation in International Seed Federation meetings - 28th May/2nd June 2018
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Description Germinal presence at South West Dairy Event - Oct 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal presence at South West Dairy Event - Oct 2015
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Description Germinal presence representing project at UK Dairy Day, Telford - 17th Sept 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal presence representing project at UK Dairy Day, Telford - 17th Sept 2015
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Description Germinal presence, representing project, at Beef Expo 2016, Bakewell - 20th May 2016 
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Results and Impact Germinal presence, representing project, at Beef Expo 2016, Bakewell - 20th May 2016
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Description Germinal presentation at ESA event to overseas plant breeders - 9th-10th Oct 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Geographic Reach International
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation at ESA event to overseas plant breeders with a view to setting up trials - 9th-10th Oct 2017
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Description Germinal presentation on project at EBLEX Better Returns meeting, Lewes - 9th Sept 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project at EBLEX Better Returns meeting, Lewes - 9th Sept 2015
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Description Germinal presentation on project to "ForFarmers" meeting, Dorset - 3rd Dec 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project to "ForFarmers" meeting, Dorset - 3rd Dec 2015
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Description Germinal presentation on project to "ForFarmers" meeting, Lackham - 4th Dec 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Agrii training course, Willand - 2014 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to BOCM Sales Meeting, Bridgend - 2014 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to BOCM Sales Meeting, Portbury - 2014 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to BOCM farmer meeting, Upottery, Devon - 2014 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to BOCM staff training course, Avonmouth - 2014 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to DairyCo Farmer Discussion Group, Chwilog - 27th Nov 2014 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Discussion Group, Chester - 25th Nov 2014 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Discussion Group, DairyCo, Denbigh - 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Discussion Group, DairyCo, Denbigh - 27th January 2015
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Discussion Group, NWDP, Ormskirk - 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Discussion Group, NWDP, Ormskirk - 19th January 2015
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Agrii - June 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, CFL - July 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, CFL - June 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Dunbia - 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Merchants and Advisors - 3 sessions in August 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Merchants and Advisors - 3 sessions in August 2015
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Mid Somerset - 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Mid Wales - July 2015 
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Mid Wales - July 2015
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Mole Valley Farmers - July 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Orkney - August 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Scottish SA - August 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer Meeting and Discussion Group, Westray - August 2015 
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer meeting and Discussion Group, CFL - 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project to Farmer meeting and Discussion Group, CFL - May 2015
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Farmer meeting and Discussion Group, Dairy Crest / Waitrose - 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project to Farmer meeting and Discussion Group, Dairy Crest / Waitrose - May 2015
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Grassland Management meeting, Cheviot Futures - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Results and Impact Germinal presentation on project to Grassland Management meeting, Cheviot Futures - 2014
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Mains of Thornton, Organic Monitor Farm - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Description Germinal presentation on project to Ruminant Nutrition Workshop, Derby - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
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Description Germinal presentation to CIEL - 20th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal presentation to CIEL - 20th June 2018
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Description Germinal representing project at Dairy Tech Show - 7th Feb 2018 
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Results and Impact Germinal representing project at Dairy Tech Show - 7th Feb 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://dairy-tech.uk/tickets-sale-first-ever-dairy-tech-stoneleigh-park/
 
Description Germinal representing project at Livestock Event - 6th-7th July 2016 
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Results and Impact Germinal representing project at Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham - 6th-7th July 2016
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Description Germinal representing project with stand at AgriScot Show, Edinburgh - 16th Nov 2016 
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Results and Impact Germinal representing project with stand at AgriScot Show, Edinburgh - 16th Nov 2016
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URL http://agriscot.co.uk/
 
Description Germinal stand at AgriScot Show, 21st Nov 2018 
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Results and Impact Germinal stand at AgriScot Show, 21st Nov 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal stand at AgriScot event - 18th Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal stand at AgriScot event - 18th Nov 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://agriscot.co.uk/
 
Description Germinal stand at Beef Expo - 25th May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal stand at Beef Expo - 25th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal stand at Belfast Winter Fair - 11th December 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Germinal stand at Belfast Winter Fair - 11th December 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Germinal stand at Dairy Tech Show, 6th Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal stand at Dairy Tech Show, 6th Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Germinal stand at Scot Sheep - 29th May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal stand at Scot Sheep - 29th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal stand at ScotGrass representing project - 18th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal stand at ScotGrass representing project - 18th May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scotgrass.co.uk/
 
Description Germinal stand representing project at National Sheep Event - 27th July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal stand representing project at National Sheep Event - 27th July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-sheep-event/
 
Description Germinal stand with live demo plots at RWAS Welsh Grasslands Event - 16th May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal stand with live demo plots at RWAS Welsh Grasslands Event - 16th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal training course for Farm Advisors - w/c 5th Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal training course for Farm Advisors - w/c 5th Nov 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal training course for Farm Advisors, Scotland - w/c 12th Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal training course for Farm Advisors, Scotland - w/c 12th Nov 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal training course for Seed Growers, 5th Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal training course for Seed Growers, 5th Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Germinal visit to NZ to set up trial plots, featuring LipiGrass, and working with ANZCO, 3/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal visit to NZ to set up trial plots, featuring LipiGrass, and working with ANZCO, 3/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Germinal-hosted Semilais FITO (Spanish distributor) visit to IBERS - 14th-15th Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal-hosted Semilais FITO (Spanish distributor) visit to IBERS - 14th-15th Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Germinal-hosted visit to IBERS by Genetic Technologies (NZ company) - Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal-hosted visit to IBERS by Genetic Technologies (NZ company) - Oct 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Germinal/IBERS representing project at RWAS Royal Welsh Show - 18th-21st July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal/IBERS representing project at RWAS Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells - 18th-21st July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Germinal/IBERS stand at Welsh Grasslands event - 9th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal/IBERS stand at Welsh Grasslands event, Rhug Estate, Corwen - 9th June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.royalwelshgrasslandevent.com/home
 
Description Global Challenges Research Fund, Impact Accelerator Award GCRF IAA Plant Breeding Workshop at Aberystwyth University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the Global Challenges Research Fund, Impact Accelerator Award a GCRF IAA Plant Breeding Workshop was held at IBERS on Nov 7-11th 2016 where the breeding research at IBERS was presented including the breeding for novel traits such as fatty acid and magnesium content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Grasslands UK event - 7th May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Grasslands UK event - 7th May 2015. Project featured on IBERS/Germinal stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Grasslands and Muck event 21-22/5/14 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Plot demonstration involving the project at Grasslands and Muck event, May 21st-22nd 2014, attended by approx 15,000 farmers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description HCC event - Growing Healthy and Efficient Enterprises - 31/1/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentations on plant breeding and livestock nutrition using Lipigrass as an example. Many questions on the benefits of grass fatty acids for improving ruminant livestock products from the audience (mainly farmers).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HCC media engagement at Grassland and Muck 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HCC media engagement at Grassland and Muck 2014 - press coverage and interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description IBERS presentation on project to Coleg Powys students - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact IBERS presentation on project to Coleg Powys students - 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IBERS presentation on project to Waitrose Group - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS presentation on project to Waitrose Group - 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IBERS/Germinal invited speakers at Hampshire Agronomy Services Annual Conference - 4th Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (Sarah Palmer)/Germinal (Ben Wixey) were invited speakers at Hampshire Agronomy Services Annual Conference - 4th Feb 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Irish Farmers visit to IBERS forage breeding programmes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 10 farmers from the Republic of Ireland accompanied by 2 representatives of Germinal Ireland visited IBERS. They were presented with an overview of the breeding programmes including all projects contributing to the breeding, followed by a visit to the plot trials for further information and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LIpiGrass featured in Germinal talk to ANZCO, New Zealand, 27/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LIpiGrass featured in Germinal talk to ANZCO, New Zealand, 27/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture and Field Visit for M Sc students at Aberystywth University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture and Field visit for taught MSc course informing the students about breeding targets and methodologies at IBERS including Mag-Net and Lipigrass. Students asked questions with regard to breeding targets and the complexities of integrating novel traits into new varieties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LipiGrass Project presented by HCC as part of HCC R&D project portfolio at Stabiliser Beef Conference 3/10/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass Project presented by HCC as part of HCC R&D project portfolio at Stabiliser Beef Conference 3/10/16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LipiGrass Project presented by HCC as part of HCC on-farm event at Glynllifon - 12/1/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass Project presented by HCC to farmers and students as part of HCC on-farm event at Glynllifon - 12/1/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass article on HCC website, 31/10/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass article on HCC website, 31/10/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hccmpw.org.uk/news_and_events/news/story/hcc17114
 
Description LipiGrass discussed by IBERS at Welsh Government Away Day, April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass discussed by IBERS at Welsh Government Away Day, April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass discussed with producers and researchers during IBERS visit to New Zealand - Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass discussed with producers and researchers (Plant Research Ltd, Cates Seed & Grain, and Germinal NZ) during IBERS (Sarah Palmer) visit to New Zealand - Dec 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LipiGrass featured as part of Germinal Conference - 16th-17th Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LipiGrass featured as part of Germinal Conference (UK & Ireland) held at IBERS - 16th-17th Jan 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description LipiGrass featured as part of Germinal participation in BASP meeting - 31st Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass featured as part of Germinal participation in BASP meeting - 31st Jan 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description LipiGrass featured as part of Germinal training course for Grassland Consultants - 6th-10th Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LipiGrass featured as part of Germinal training course for 50 Grassland Consultants - 6th-10th Nov 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass featured in visit to IBERS from the Grasshoppers Discussion Group, 10/10/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass featured in visit to IBERS from the Grasshoppers Discussion Group, 10/10/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass featured on Germinal stand at AgriScot Show - 15th Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass featured on Germinal stand at AgriScot Show, Scotland - 15th Nov 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in Germinal Farmer Talk - Cheshire Grassland Group, 31/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in Germinal Farmer Talk - Cheshire Grassland Group, 31/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in Germinal Farmer Talk - Shropshire, 21/2/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in Germinal Farmer Talk - Shropshire, 21/2/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in Germinal Farmer Talk, Wiltshire, 22/2/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in Germinal Farmer Talk, Wiltshire, 22/2/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in Germinal Farmer Talk, Worcester, 10/4/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in Germinal Farmer Talk, Worcester, 10/4/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in Germinal merchants herbage training course, 6-9/11/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in Germinal merchants herbage training course, 6-9/11/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in Germinal presentation to Sainsbury's - 5th Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in Germinal presentation to Sainsbury's - 5th Jan 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description LipiGrass included in HCC presentation to Farming Connect Hub Meeting - 8/2/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in HCC presentation to Farming Connect Hub Meeting - 8/2/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in IBERS presentation to University of Alberta, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in IBERS presentation by Athole Marshall to University of Alberta, Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in discussions at EIP-Agri meeting with IBERS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in discussions at EIP-Agri meeting with IBERS (Jon Moorby)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in display on HCC R&D project portfolio at NSA Welsh Sheep event, 16/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in display on HCC R&D project portfolio at NSA Welsh Sheep event, 16/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in display on HCC R&D project portfolio at Royal Welsh Show, 24-27/7/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in display on HCC R&D project portfolio at Royal Welsh Show, 24-27/7/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in presentation by Germinal to farmers - 7/2/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in presentation by Germinal to farmers, Grass LIfters - 7/2/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in presentation by HCC to farmers during HCC on-farm event at Bridgend College, 2/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in presentation by HCC to farmers during HCC on-farm event at Bridgend College, 2/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in presentation to Jersey Cattle Breeders during visit to IBERS, 22/4/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in presentation to Jersey Cattle Breeders during visit to IBERS, 22/4/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass included in talk given by Germinal to Grassland, Oregon, USA, 22/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in talk given by Germinal to Grassland, Oregon, USA, 22/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.grasslandoregon.com/index.html#about
 
Description LipiGrass included in talks with Van Dinter Seeds (Netherlands) during visit to IBERS, 22/11/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass included in talks with Van Dinter Seeds (Netherlands) during visit to IBERS, 22/11/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass part of Germinal involvement in ISF meetings, Budapest, 22-24/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LipiGrass part of Germinal involvement in ISF meetings, Budapest, 22-24/5/17, re setting up trials in EU countries and Argentina
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LipiGrass plots and representation from Germinal and IBERS at Grassland & Muck Event, Stoneleigh Park, 24-25/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass plots and representation from Germinal and IBERS at Grassland & Muck Event, Stoneleigh Park, 24-25/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.grasslandevent.co.uk/
 
Description LipiGrass project included in display of HCC R&D project portfolio at HCC annual conference 10/11/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LipiGrass project included in display of HCC R&D project portfolio at HCC annual conference 10/11/16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LipiGrass project included in display of HCC R&D project portfolio at RWAS Winter Fair , 28-29/11/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass project included in display of HCC R&D project portfolio at RWAS Winter Fair , 28-29/11/16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LipiGrass represented by Germinal at Muck and Soil Show, Gelli Aur, 24/8/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass represented by Germinal at Muck and Soil Show, Gelli Aur, 24/8/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rwas.wales/news/2017/03/01/royal-welsh-muck-and-soil-event-24-august-2017/
 
Description LipiGrass represented on Germinal stand at Beef EXPO, Stoneleigh Park, 18/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass represented on Germinal stand at Beef EXPO, Stoneleigh Park, 18/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nationalbeefassociation.com/beef-expo/
 
Description LipiGrass represented on Germinal stand at NSA Sheep Event, Talybont-on-Usk 16/5/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass represented on Germinal stand at NSA Sheep Event, Talybont-on-Usk 16/5/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/events/diary/6507/nsa-welsh-sheep-2017/
 
Description LipiGrass website set up - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LipiGrass website set up - 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lipigrass.uk/
 
Description Meeting of Germinal Holdings Sales team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop was designed to inform the Germinal Holdings sales team about current IBERS breeding research programmes, including Mag-Net and progress so far. The participants were drawn from England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The information gained will be used to inform farmers and farmers groups across the UK and Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Practice in Science Award presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An outline of the breeding work was presented to Tina Barsby (NIAB director) John Gilliland, David Gardner (RASE) and Alastair Grizzell (Map of Agriculture in relation to the Practice with Science Award which was set up to recognise applied scientific work that has resulted in valuable benefits to the agricultural industry, particularly in relation to on-farm practices. Detail was presented on the current projects contributing to the breeding programme. IBERS was a runner-up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Present on IBERS grass breeding programme to Republic of Ireland Pasture Profit Index Stakeholders meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preentation on IBERS current and future grass breeding aims, including projects leading in to breeding, to the stakeholders of the Republic of Ireland Pasture for Profit Index.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation (in Welsh) to Cardigan Grassland Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Cardigan Grassland Society on current IBERS varieties and future breeding targets such as lipid content and magnesium content and the implication for farmers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on outcomes/project aims at the British Grassland Society Research Conference (September 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The lipigrass project including a summary of early results was highlighted in a presentation at the British Grassland Society Research Conference held in Aberystwyth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation on project to HCC R&D Advisory Committee - March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on project to HCC R&D Advisory Committee - March 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to FUW Education & Training Committee - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by IBERS project team on the aims and objectives to FUW Education & Training Committee - 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Hybu Cig Cymru on-farm event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to invited farmer audience at Hybu Cig Cymru invited farmer audience on "Bridio Glaswellt - Beth sydd ar y gweill? Grass Breeding - What's in the pipeline?" informing on the future breeding of high lipid and high magnesium varieties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to farmer members of the Dairy Link 1.5 group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion and presentation to the farmer members of the Diary Link 1.5 group and members of Kite consulting discussing plant varieties produced at IBERS and the ongoing plant breeding research into magnesium content and lipid content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentations to various seed company visits to IBERS - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentations to various seed company visits to IBERS - 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Press Release related to the project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release related to the project "New Grass Breeding Focus at IBERS promises varuieties to aid animal performance, environment and consumer. This was released to coincide with the "Grasslands and Muck" event, an event held every 3 years and which is the focus on grassland agriculture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Project aims included in discussions at GCRF workshop - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Project aims included in discussions at GCRF workshop - 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project aims included in discussions at Rothamsted/IBERS Discussion Forum - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project aims included in discussions at Rothamsted/IBERS Discussion Forum - 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project aims included in discussions at a meeting at CIAT (Colombia) - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project aims included in discussions at a meeting at CIAT (Colombia), attended by L. Skot - 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project demonstrated at the Welsh Grasslands Event. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Field demonstration plots highlighting the project were established for the Welsh Grasslands Event, a one day event showcasing grasslands agriculture. Considerable inetrest was reported in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Project featured on Germinal stand at Dairy Day - July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project featured on Germinal stand at Dairy Day, NEC, Birmingham - 9th July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Project featured on Germinal stand at the Livestock Event - July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project featured on Germinal stand at the Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham - 8th & 9th July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Project highlighted at Future Foods meeting, June 2018, in relation to increasing lipid levels in milk to introduce into the human diet, i.e. cheese. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project highlighted at Future Foods meeting, June 2018, in relation to increasing lipid levels in milk to introduce into the human diet, i.e. cheese.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Project outline and objectives presented to numerous farmer groups visiting IBERS and at on-farm open events hosted by IBERS - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project outline and objectives presented to numerous farmer groups visiting IBERS and at on-farm open events hosted by IBERS - 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project presented by Germinal to Monitor Farm meeting, Dumfries, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project presented by Germinal to Monitor Farm meeting, Dumfries, 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Project presented by Germinal to Monitor Farm meeting, Lanark, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project presented by Germinal to Monitor Farm meeting, Lanark, 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Project presented by HCC as part of HCC on-farm event at Coleg Powys 15/9/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project presented by HCC as part of HCC on-farm event at Coleg Powys 15/9/16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project presented to Germinal England & Wales seed merchants training course at IBERS - 29th Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project presented to Germinal England & Wales seed merchants training course at IBERS - 29th Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project presented to Germinal Scotland seed merchants training course at IBERS - 1st Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project presented to Germinal Scotland seed merchants training course at IBERS - 1st Dec 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pwllpeiran Associates Inaugural Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was the Inaugural meeting of the Pwllpeiran Associates. Pwllpeiran is an upland research farm managed by Aberystwyth University and the associates consist of prominent local farmers and national organisations concerned with upland farming and conservation. We presented information about the projects which contribute to the breeding activities and the possibility of incorporating Pwllpeiran as a site into these activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar on the Mag-Net project at the Royal Welsh Agricultural show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A seminar and reception was held on the IBERS stand at the Royal Welsh Agricultural show detailing the background and aims of the Mag-Net project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Swagman Farming Tour from Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation, discussion and plot visit was hosted to inform the farmer's group of the benefits of IBERS grass varieties and the current research likely to deliver novel varieties in the future such as from Mag-Net, Lipigrass and other projects. The members found the information useful background for their on-farm decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk & plots tour at IBERS for visiting group from Montgomery Young Farmers Club - 23rd April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk & plots tour at IBERS (Sarah Palmer) for visiting group from Montgomery Young Farmers Club - 23rd April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Grasshoppers Farmers discussion group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A visit by the Grasshoppers Farmers discussion group from Ceredigion/Pembrokeshire to highlight current IBERS varieties and future breeding targets such as increased magnesium content and increased lipid content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit by Cates Grain & Seed (New Zealand) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A visit by a New Zealand seed company to inform them of IBERS' breeding targets and breeding research including magnesium content and lipid content
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit by representatives of For Farmers International Feed company and seed merchant 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation and discussion to inform the company's representatives of the benefits of IBERS grass varieties and the current work likely to deliver novel varieties in the future such as Mag-Net. The company found the information useful for their on-farm activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by van Dinter Semo, seed merchants, Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by van Dinter Semo, seed merchants from the Netherlands to learn about future breeding targets at IBERS such as magnesium content and lipid content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Cameron Ludemanns of Dairy NZ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of Cameron Ludemann from Dairy NZ the person currently responsible for the Forage variety Index (FVI) in New Zealandto inform him on important characteristics for testing in the UK and Ireland and to present the case for the breeding research currently iongoing at IBERS such as breeding for magnesium content, lipid content along with the existing emphasis on high water soluble carbohydrate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of ForFarmers feed and seed company 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of Forfarmers UK sales team They are a feed and seed sales company and visited IBERS to get more background on the research going on with regard to novel plant varieties and to understand some of the novel targets for breeding at IBERS such as magnesium content and lipid content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Francis Dunne - Director of Field Options Seed merchants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Francis Dunne, director of Field Options seed merchants for an update on breeding research at IBERS including breeding high magnesium and high lipid varieties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Galway Grazers dairy discussion group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation, discussion and plot visit was hosted to inform the discussion group of the benefits of IBERS grass varieties and the current research likely to deliver novel varieties in the future such as from Mag-Net, Lipigrass and other projects. The members found the information useful background for their on-farm decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit of Irish journalists and researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of 2 journalists who write for the Irish Farmers Journal and 2 researchers from UCD, Ireland. The aim was to showcase the IBERS breeding program for its success in bringing the best varieties to the Irish market and to discuss the current output of the grass breeding program i.e. seasonal yield, quality with further discussion on future targets such as improved lipid content and improved magnesium content and the use of genomics in grass breeding and the potential of this in grass and clover breeding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Pearse McGougan Territory Sales Manager at Germinal Seeds New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS hosted a visit by Pearse McGougan the Territory Sales Manager at Germinal Seeds New Zealand to inform him of the novel breeding and research being done at IBERS and the possible future benefits in terms of varietal performance and subsequent animal performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit of Semillas Fito 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of representatives of Semillas Fito a seed company from Barcelona to inform them of IBERS' breeding targets including magnesium and fatty acid content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS of British Association of Seed Producers - 18th-19th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS of British Association of Seed Producers - 18th-19th May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016