Part of Rothamsted Research, the world’s oldest agricultural research institute, North Wyke focusses on grassland livestock systems; the processes that underpin them and the impact that they have on the wider environment.

Bringing together specialisms in ruminant nutrition, greenhouse gas monitoring, soil sciences, and environmental modelling, research at North Wyke is being used to help optimise future farming systems; producing better quality products using fewer resources to reduce the environmental impact of farming and help farmers to achieve more from less. The site is home to the Farm Platform National Capability, a unique highly instrumented farm that can monitor, at a whole farm scale, the environmental and economic sustainability of alternative ruminant grassland systems.