Here at Newcastle University’s Nafferton Farm we are at an exciting crossroads for our research infrastructure, with many changes on the horizon.  University restructuring has brought new colleagues from a wide range of disciplines. We are keen to build on the legacy of our role as a research farm and uncertainties about future EU funding […]

In the largest systematic reviews of their kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Publishing their findings today in the British Journal of Nutrition, the team say the data show a […]

The Sustainable Intensification Platform (SIP), a DEFRA scheme, has released its second newsletter with updates on a variety of projects and events within the platform. Nafferton is one of the five study farms included in the study areas and our recent spelt and rye information sessions have covered aspects of NEFG’s role in SIP. The […]

The Organic Research Centre presents the 10th Organic Producers’ Conference in Bristol in January. The theme of the event is Common Ground: Agroecology, food sovereignty and organic farming in practice and it will take place at the Novotel Bristol Centre. The Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairy (SOLID) project will also hold a workshop at the […]

Newcastle University and Nafferton Farm are part of the new Sustainable Intensification Platform research programme. The website and the newsletter for the programme outlines the partners involved, the research farms and local landscapes that are to be studied.