27 February 2018
Wonderful woodchip!

A practical one day workshop on using ramial woodchip, woodchip compost etc.

27 March 2018
CFE Hedge event at Elm Farm

Make hedge management work for your business & the environment



14 February 2018
Organic sector booming worldwide

57.8 million ha of organic land - The organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars

13 February 2018
Addressing the crisis for new entrants to farming

Ecological Land Cooperative campaign for donations of land for new entrants to ecological agriculture.



7 February 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feeding pigs and poultry

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 I’m a regular triathlete
  • Smallholder: I’m in charge of the daily husbandry of around 200 breeding ewes.