Research
Advanced
Breeding
Food
Futures
Training

Expertise in sustainable livestock production is at the heart of our business at RAFT Solutions.

RAFT Solutions Ltd was established in 2010 to develop innovative research, advanced breeding and training solutions to the food sustainability challenges asked by our farmers, vets and industry colleagues. Our team of industry leading vets, technicians and project managers work across industry and academia to develop innovative research partnerships and bring high quality, practical services, technologies and advice to support the livestock industry sustainably into the future.RAFT Solutions Ltd was established in 2010 to develop innovative research, advanced breeding and training solutions to the food sustainability challenges asked by our farmers, vets and industry colleagues. Our team of industry leading vets, technicians and project managers work across industry and academia to develop innovative research partnerships and bring high quality, practical services, technologies and advice to support the livestock industry sustainably into the future.

PLEASE NOTE

As a valued customer of SemenRate we wanted to make you aware of a short interruption to laboratory services.

RAFT Solutions are running their second Precision Livestock Farming Conference at Harper Adams University on 18 July 2024; to allow the laboratory team to attend the conference, analysis services will be suspended on this date only. Sample receipt will remain uninterrupted. Normal laboratory services will resume on 19 July.To avoid delays to analysis and reporting please contact the office to discuss sample submissions in the next few weeks. We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the conference, if this would be of interest. Programme details can be found attached, along with booking information below. If you would like to discuss this further please contact the office who will be able to assist you with any queries.

Thank you again for using the SemenRate service.

Research
Expert Clinical Research and Field Trials
We have a formal network of phenotype farms for trial work and sampling across the country in the beef, dairy and pig sectors, working progressive livestock farmers who have been involved in clinical field trials and research programmes for many years and have developed facilities and team structures to support trial work.
Advanced Breeding
Objective, Repeatable, Reliable
An independent semen analysis service for bovine, porcine and equine semen. It offers a novel combination of Computer Assisted Semen Analysis (CASA) and Flow Cytometry (FC) together with phase contrast light microscopy by trained technicians, giving an objective, repeatable and reliable semen evaluation
Food Futures
Sustainable Production Consultation
As the world faces challenges in how to avoid food poverty, whilst managing finite resources of water and land, knowing how to produce livestock protein efficiently is at the heart of sustainable production.

As a team including over 30 farm vets, our strengths lie in understanding the challenges farmers face on the ground, knowing the practicalities of animal production and linking these to innovative research solutions.
Training
Practical Farm Based Training
Members of the RAFT team developed and now deliver the highly successful and award-winning FarmSkills programs across the UK. FarmSkills courses are designed to put the farmer first; finding out what you know now and what you’d like to know to improve your business.