The theme of ‘Animal Production from Grass’ proved a most successful choice for the fifth ‘study meeting’ of the European Association for Animal Production, which was held at Reading during July. Representatives of seventeen countries were present, and all stayed in two of the University's halls of residence; this contributed on the social side towards the success of the meeting.
As a preliminary to the meeting, most of the visiting European delegates took part in a tour beginning with a visit to the Royal Show at Nottingham, where the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society extended its hospitality to the visitors. Particular interest was shown in the display of British breeds of livestock. Afterwards, visits were made to the research farm at Thurgarton and the Veterinary Research Unit of Messrs. Boots, and to Mr. Maurice Passmore's farm at Wormleighton.
At Reading, the theme for discussion was introduced by two main papers, each being followed by shorter reports on current research in the various countries.