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Theme: Upland resource use: Grassland management, animal production and land use options for less favoured

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MS1501: Exploitation of new grasses and legumes in upland environments (originally including MS1506).
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £1,064,250
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1502: Development of low input sheep grazing systems based on white clover.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £824,250
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1503: Combined use of cattle and sheep for effective sward utilisation and animal production
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £701,750
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1504: Development of fine fibre production from South American camelids
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £267,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1505: Research into the reduction of early lamb losses
Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1996, Cost £17,500
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   ADAS UK Ltd.
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1506: Effects of extensification of grassland use in the uplands (formerly part of MS1501).
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £120,500
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1507: Implications of extensive land management for sheep production in Britain
Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 1996 To 1997, Cost £25,140
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   University - Scottish Agricultural College, University - of London, Meat and Livestock Commission
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1508: The economic impact of heather conservation in ESAs
Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1998, Cost £121,208
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   ADAS UK Ltd.
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1509: `Epidemiological studies to evaluate risk factors associated with elevated mortality rates in sheep, notably in lambs`
Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1995, Cost £3,067
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1510: The effects on animal performance and financial returns of reducing sheep numbers to encourage heather recovery
Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1998, Cost £43,892
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   ADAS UK Ltd.
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
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