Staff Directory - Mr Jim Loynes | Harper Adams University

Staff Directory

Mr Jim Loynes BSc (Hons), CEng, MIAgrE

Senior Lecturer (Retired)

Teaching Duties

  • Farm and Rural Building Design and Layout, particularly Dairy Cow and Cattle housing.
  • Sustainable crop storage building design.
  • Environmental Engineering.

Research Interests

  • The Built Environment, in particular Crops and Livestock building design.
  • Sustainable Agricultural Engineering technologies, systems and equipment in general.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (MIAgrE)
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Commission International du Genie Rural (CIGR) Cattle Housing Group.

Academic Department: Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)1952 820280

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Office: Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre

Research profile: ORCID


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Other publications

  • Flaba J., Georg H., Graves R.E., Lensink J., Loynes I.J., Otner-Schrok E., Ryan T., Van Caenegem L., Ventorp M. and Zappavigna P. (2014) The Design of Dairy Cow and Replacement Heifer Housing Report of the CIGR Section II Working Group N° 14 Cattle Housing, 2014
  • IJ Loynes (Editor) with RW Langley (2013) RIDBA - The Farm Buildings Handbook - 2nd Edition (Distributed by RIDBA - The Rural and Industrial Design and Buildings Association.)
  • RW Langley (Editor) with IJ Loynes et al. (2009) The Farm Buildings Handbook - 1st Edition (Published by Polstead Press and distributed by RIDBA - The Rural Industrial Design and Buiding Association.)
  • Flaba J., Bickert W., Capdeville J., Georg H., Kaufmann R., Lenehan J.J., Loynes I.J., Pöllinger A., Tillie M., Ventorp M. and Zappavigna P. (2002) Design recommendations of beef cattle housing. Commission Internationale du Genie Rural. September 2002.
  • Flaba J., Bickert W., Capdeville J., Georg H., Kaufmann R., Lenehan J.J., Loynes I.J., Pöllinger A., Tillie M., Ventorp M. and Zappavigna P. (2002) The design of beef cattle housing. American Society of Agricultural Engineers / Commission Internationale du Genie Rural World Congress. Chicago, USA. 29-31 July 2002
Additional Information
  • Retired - 1st September 2017.
  • Senior Lecturer in Environmental engineering and farm building design 1997 to 2017.
  • Associate Head of Engineering Department, Harper Adams University from 2010 to 2016.
  • Head of the Engineering Department, Harper Adams University from 2000 to 2010.
  • HAU engineering department representative on the Midlands Universities, Deans of Engineering Alliance 2000 to 2017.
  • Chairman, Wrekin Branch of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) and branch rep' on IAgrE Council 2005 to 2017.
  • Member of the IAgrE Membership Committee 2016 to present.
  • Member of the IAgrE Education and Training Committee 2007 to present.
  • Harper Adams Engineering Department representative on the AEA Farm Equipment Council 2005 to 2017.
  • Former Chairman (1993) and Treasurer (1998 to 2008) of the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) and mebmer of Council (1993 to 2015).
  • Director RIDBA February 2016 to March 2017.
  • RIDBA and HAU representative on the CIRIA - Livestock manure and silage storage infrastructure for agriculture (C759) steering group.  Report published on-line in February 2016.
  • UK representative on CIGR Cattle Housing Group 2000 to present.
  • HAU and RIDBA representative on CAAV working group 'Farm Buildings Insurance Valuations' publication 2016 to present.


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