25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

30 January 2018
Intercropping field lab

An opportunity to develop research questions, identify synergies and determine what to trial



19 December 2017
ORC Bulletin 123 on its way!

And Bulletin 122 available for free download

11 December 2017
Soil Farmer of the Year competition

Entries open for 2018



7 December 2017
Intercropping opportunities

Farmers invited to take part in diverse cropping project to increase yields

Miss. Nicola Smith

Job title

Livestock Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: nicola.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 567

Academic qualifications

BSc Hons Biology (University of York)
MSc Sustainable Food Production in Agriculture (Aberystwyth University)

Main roles and responsibilities

Working on the iSAGE project:

  • Identifying farms to take part in sustainability assessments
  • Identifying farms to take part in Life Cycle Assessments
  • Assist with collecting data for case study innovations
  • Assist with all other iSAGE activities where possible

Research interests

  • Animal Health & Welfare specifically ruminants
  • Parasites and disease specifically sheep
  • External activities

  • Anything outdoors - Rock Climbing, walking, mountaineering, running, cycling
  • Recently took part in my first Triathalon and loved it Now I have the bug Im a regular triathlete
  • Smallholder: Im in charge of the daily husbandry of around 200 breeding ewes.