Matthew Blyth

Matthew Blyth

I was born and bred in Lincolnshire. After two years doing a general agricultural college course, I moved to Northumberland college and specialised in sheep and beef. The past 24 years I have worked in the sheep industry and the last 14 years managing a progressive sheep farm. I have set up myself as an independent adviser specialising in sheep and beef in the last year.

Evaluating the potential cost benefits of electronic data recording for UK sheep and beef farms

Study Overview

For the last 10 years, electronic identification in sheep has been mandatory (and soon in cattle). In a changing agricultural world, the farmer needs to understand their business. But what is the cost-benefit to the industry by using EID to understand their business?