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University Commits To Modern Agriculture

24 November 2009

UK - An investment of £100,000 by the University of Cumbria is seen as an act of faith in modern agriculture.

Sewborwens Farm, part of the Newton Rigg campus is introducing its own beef-rearing herd to the farm for the first time since foot and mouth.

Twenty-five Aberdeen Angus cows will be introduced and the new roundhouse cattle shed will become home to Holstein Friesian bull calves for fattening.

David Woodcock, estate manager at Newton Rigg, said: “We needed cattle here for students to work with.

“Holstein Friesian bull calves were a good thing to start with and a quick way of getting into this without as much outlay.

“Things are really moving forward with the University of Cumbria in terms of commitment to agriculture.”

“The roundhouse is a significant investment in Sewborwens Farm and a clear statement of intent that the university is committed to agriculture and agricultural education,” said Mr Woodcock.

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