Professor of Beef Production sought by Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University is advertising for the new position of Professor of Beef Production. 

It is looking for an “outstanding researcher and educator in the field of beef production” to lead the development of research and teach postgraduate programmes in ruminant meat production systems at the university. The work will be focused at a farm five miles from the University.

Carwyn Ellis, head of animal production at Harper Adams, said: “The department has worked closely with the beef sector for many years. I welcome this opportunity to work more closely with ABP UK in supporting their research and development initiative and in the co-funding of a Professorship in Beef Production, which will enhance further both our capacity and capability to address the needs of the beef sector.”

ABP UK is helping to sponsor the new appointment, which will sit within the Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences department at Harper Adams. The successful candidate will also act as ABP UK Beef Consultant, working with the sponsor to develop and deliver its agricultural beef research programme.

Dean Holroyd, technical and sustainability director for ABP Food Group, said: “We are delighted to support this post within such an internationally recognised agricultural university as Harper Adams and we believe it will bring significant benefits to our existing research and development programmes and partnerships. This will be a collaborative partnership where industry and academic expertise will come together to accelerate sector leading research and improvements in beef production.”

Dr David Llewellyn, the University’s vice-chancellor, added: “We welcome the generous assistance provided by ABP UK to help fund this new post. The beef sector is a hugely important part of UK farming, and for Harper Adams and a leading company to be working together in this field is another significant development for the University. We look forward to building a strong partnership with ABP UK and, in the process, providing further support for the beef sector in the years to come.”

Interested applicants can find out more about the position at

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