Listen to “Moredun’s 100 years of livestock health” on Spreaker.
In 1920, a visionary group of Scottish farmers came together to work out how to cut alarmingly high rates of livestock losses. Together, they formed ADRA – the Animal Diseases Research Association.
These days, it is still owned and run by farmers, but is better known as the Moredun Research Institute for animal health. Many of the vaccines and treatments now routinely used on UK sheep and cattle were developed by Moredun scientists. In its hundredth year, OnFARM’s Monty is learning about the history and heritage of this little-known Scottish success story.
This is the first of four OnFARM episodes to mark the Moredun’s centenary 1920 – 2020.
Guests this week:
Professor Julie Fitzpatrick – Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Foundation
Mungo Guthrie – Ayrshire farmer and Moredun board member
Professor Lee Innes – Moredun director of communications
Dr Lynsey Melville – early career post-doc researcher at Moredun
Dr David Smith – early career post-doc researcher at Moredun