January 06, 2021
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Farmers and land managers invited to participate in research project on Permanent Grasslands (PG) in UK farming systems.

This UK based research is part of a wider project being conducted across a number of case study countries (UK, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic) within the Horizon 2020 SUPER-G (Sustainable Permanent Grassland Systems and Policies) programme…
December 30, 2020
Edwin Poots MLA, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister; John Henning, Senior Vice-Chair, AgriSearch; Harold Johnston; Peter Morrow, Vice-Chair, AgriSearch; Jason Rankin, General Manager, AgriSearch; Seamus McCaffrey, Chair, AgriSearch
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FINAL CHANCE TO APPLY FOR BEACON FARM NETWORK

Farmers interested in participating in AgriSearch’s new Beacon Farm Network are reminded that applications close on Monday 4th January at 12 Noon. AgriSearch aim to recruit beef, sheep and dairy farmers from a range of systems and land types (including upland…
December 18, 2020
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SIGNIFICANT INTEREST IN AGRISEARCH BEACON FARM NETWORK

On Tuesday 15th December, AgriSearch held an informational webinar for those interested in the recently announced Beacon Farm Network, attracting the interest of 65 farmers from across the province. In early 2020, AgriSearch commenced a strategy review,…
December 11, 2020
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AgriSearch 2020 Christmas Newsletter

As 2020 draws to a close, we at AgriSearch have produced a Christmas Newsletter, featuring a round-up of our activities throughout the year. Like many others businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, AgriSearch had to adapt to online platforms such as…
December 10, 2020
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FOCUS ON FARMERS WEBINAR SERIES TO END ON A HIGH

The successful EIT 'Focus on Farmers' Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion Series will come to a conclusion on Monday 14th December at 8pm with a with a “Christmas Special” webinar entitled “Productivity: the silver bullet to net zero carbon”. The main speaker on…
December 08, 2020
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AGRISEARCH APPOINT PROJECT OFFICER TO DELIVER SUPER-G AND ECOSWARD PROJECTS

Sarah Brown has been appointed to the role of Super-G project officer at AgriSearch. Sarah who is from a farming family in County Down, recently graduated from the BSc (Hons) Agricultural Technology degree at CAFRE/QUB and previously undertook a sandwich year…
December 04, 2020
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Consider which products to use when treating cattle for parasites this winter

Robert Smith, director at Farm First Vets, Abergavenny and a member of the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) steering group, urges farmers to consider the effect treatments they give for internal parasites at housing might also be having on skin parasites.…
December 01, 2020
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Beacon farm network to shine a light on sustainable agriculture

A leading local research organisation has warned that farming must develop ways to prove and communicate its sustainability credentials to an increasingly sceptical public. Farmer-funded research body AgriSearch has announced plans to develop a network of up…
November 26, 2020
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Industry releases updated reports on cattle and sheep health and welfare

The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep. The reports, which signify 10…
November 24, 2020
Sir Peter Kendall
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“FOCUS ON FARMERS” WEBINAR SERIES TO FOCUS ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY

A webinar entitled “Productivity: the silver bullet to zero carbon” will take place on Monday 14th December at 8pm. Following on from the success of the European Innovation Initiative (EIT) Food ‘Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk series held over the late…
November 20, 2020
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AGRISEARCH CO-FUNDED PHD PROJECT COMMENCES

PhD student Francesca Johansen has recently commenced a new project co-funded by the independent research body, AgriSearch. The project is a collaboration between AFBI, Queen’s University Belfast and AgriSearch and aims to understand dairy cow behaviour to…
November 17, 2020
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PROMISING EARLY RESULTS AS NORTHERN IRELAND LEADS THE WAY IN ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION.

While this week marks European Antibiotic Awareness Day [18 November] and the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week [18 – 24 November], a research initiative in Northern Ireland entitled ‘STrategic AntiMicrobial use in Dairy, Beef and Lamb Production’…

Identify ruminant disease to tackle health challenges

Nov 13, 2020 News
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to…

Industry conference to raise the bar for sheep health and welfare

Nov 11, 2020 News
Working together for world-leading health and welfare is the focus of the fifth Sheep…

TAKE THE PLUNGE …………NOT A SHOWER

Oct 27, 2020 News
SCOPS is launching a campaign today to remind sheep farmers, contractors and prescribers…

AgriSearch publish booklet on the use of locally grown protein crops in dairy cow diets

Oct 27, 2020 News
AgriSearch have published a booklet summarising the results of six studies on the use of…

PREPARING FOR SPRING IS THEME OF FINAL GRASSCHECK PODCAST FOR 2020

Oct 26, 2020 News
The eighth and final GrassCheck podcast of the 2020 grazing season focuses on how farmers…

FOCUS ON FARMERS WEBINAR SERIES ENDS ON A HIGH

Oct 26, 2020 News
The successful EIT 'Focus on Farmers' Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion Series came to a…