Research & Field Trials

Myerscough farms are renowned for undertaking a range of research activities; from undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate studies to dedicated research trials with commercial and academic partners. These include investigations into living soil communities and how these change with agricultural management and focusing on greenhouse gas emissions. Other research projects include: the feasibility of anaerobic digestate and wood ash recycling as a fertiliser source; commercial feed trials; the importance of spiders as aphid control and how populations are influenced by cultivation methods.

The FFIT Centre and Livestock Innovation Centre (LIC) open up many more possibilities for research and development that will enhance the food and farming industries through innovation and technology. The Centre's modern facilities provide easy handling of animals with automatic digital weighing enable us obtain food intake to weight gain conversion of livestock.

FITT and LIC provides laboratories and instrument rooms where data can be observed and stored, sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity across the farms, as well as conference facilities and meeting rooms to enable development and networking events to take place between academic, commercial and research partners.

Read Myercough's latest Research Report

For more information please contact our Director of Research, David Elphinstone –

Schools Liaison & Educational Visits

Our Schools Liaison team focuses on raising young people’s aspirations and awareness of the career opportunities that exist within the land based industries. Find out what we are able to offer at the FFIT Centre.

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Conference Facilities

The FFIT centre is available for use by a range of commercial organisations, societies, community groups and food businesses - for conferences, exhibitions, training courses, research and trials, food development programmes or regional meetings.

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Food Innovation Kitchen

Our unique Food Innovation Kitchen and product development laboratories enable raw materials to be developed into value added products – from cheese and yoghurts to ice creams and ready meals.

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Knowledge Transfer

The FFIT centre is a leading venue for knowledge transfer in the agriculture industry.

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Part-time & Short Courses

Myerscough College offers a comprehensive range of short courses to support the food and farming industries. Take a look at the options.

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Teaching & Learning

One the key elements of College teaching is to provide students with the latest facilities and learning opportunities to develop their skills and future career prospects.

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