GrassCheck Week Beginning 25-07-16
Grass growth has risen over the last week to 80kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted to rise further to 84 kgDM/Ha/day during this week before falling back to 60kg DM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality is similar to last week and currently has a dry matter of 13.4%, ME 11.4, Crude Protein of 18.7%, Sugars 10.7%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.     Management notes: Growth continues to be well above the seasonal average and is expected to remain so for the next week. However, forecasted cooler, changeable, weather will likely...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 18-07-16
Grass growth has risen over the last week to 72kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted to rise further to 84 kgDM/Ha/day during this week and fall back slightly to 80kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality is similar to last week and currently has a dry matter of 16.5%, ME 11.5, Crude Protein of 16.9%, Sugars 13.4%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.     Management notes: Current growth rate is marginally above the seasonal average and is predicted to increase further over the next two weeks, due to ideal growing conditions. Grass...

AGRISEARCH COMPETITION OFFERS AGRICULTURE STUDENTS A CHANCE TO ATTEND WORLD-LEADING ANIMAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE
AgriSearch (The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) are giving six undergraduate students of Agriculture (or a related discipline) from Northern Ireland a day pass for the European Association of Animal Production’s (EAAP) conference which is being held in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast from 28th August to 1st September 2016.  AgriSearch are one of the sponsors of this world-leading conference which will see over 1,200 delegates from 69 countries attend.  There will be 74 half-day scientific sessions featuring leading scientists, experts and industry leaders. This...

Dairy Farmers wanted to participate in an exciting international project
 AgriSearch (The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) is looking to recruit a small number of innovative dairy farmers as “pilot farms” for an exciting new European project. EuroDairy is a network being initiated to increase the economic, social and environmental sustainability of dairy farming in Europe, at a time of unprecedented challenge for the sector. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, EuroDairy will foster the development and dissemination of practice-based innovations in dairy farming, targeting key sustainability issues following the abolition of...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 11-07-16
Grass growth has fallen over the last week to 63kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted to remain at 63 kgDM/Ha/day during this week and rise slightly to 71kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality has improved and currently has a dry matter of 15.8%, ME 11.5, Crude Protein of 18.5%, Sugars 14.2%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.         Management notes: Growth rate has fallen to the seasonal average and is predicted to remain close to the average for the next 2 weeks.  Quality has improved in line with the figures from previous...