Research Papers and Reports

Reports into various aspects of farming and farmer's welfare

The Worshipful Company of Farmers is pleased to able to sponsor, contribute to and promote debate about, the aspects of the industry that most concern its members and the wider agricultural community. You can find copies of recent reports via the following links:

Master's Research Paper 2019 - BREXIT 2 by Professor Allan Buckwell

This is a follow-up to Professor Buckwell's earlier BREXIT report and was commissioned by Past Master David Bolton in 2020. You can find Professor Buckwell's report here.

Joint WCF & FRAgS Report into Intensive Livestock Production in the UK

This report, jointly authored by WCF Past Master, Philip Wynn and Maurice Bichard of FRAgS, records the discussions and conclusions of a panel of experts, brought together to discuss intensive livestock rearing in the UK, at a workshop held at Farmers & Fletchers' Hall on September 5th 2017.

The meeting heard submissions from a number of prominent contributors including

  • Prof Richard Bennett ARAgS
  • Peter Jinman ARAgS
  • Patrick Hook NSch
  • Meryl Ward FRAgS
  • Robert Craig NSch,
  • Andrew Humphries FRAgS
  • Teresa Dent FRAgS
  • Amy Jackson NSch.

In the afternoon the delegates, approximately 50 attended, had the opportunity to participate in an extended discussion chaired by Prof David Leaver FRAgS.

The Report is be based upon the contributors' material and the opinions expressed during the Workshop and the organisers hope that it will influence future planning by government, individual producers and indeed all components of our livestock industries.

Bichard Final Report Copy