15 September 2000

Number of firsts with joint venture

FARMER-FUNDED research has led to the formation of a company to help improve herd fertility, a joint venture between the Milk Development Council, the University of Nottingham and TDL, a commercial laboratory in Surrey.

The company, Promise Fertility, will be launched at the European Dairy Farming Event next week. It is the first company resulting from Government and industry-sponsored LINK research. It is also the first commercial venture of the MDC, and it is claimed that it will reduce the burden on producer levies. Full details next week. &#42