October 27, 2020
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TAKE THE PLUNGE …………NOT A SHOWER

SCOPS is launching a campaign today to remind sheep farmers, contractors and prescribers that an Organophosphate (OP) can only be used as a plunge dip. “As we go into autumn and winter the number of cases of sheep scab will increase. We must make sure that…
October 27, 2020
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AgriSearch publish booklet on the use of locally grown protein crops in dairy cow diets

AgriSearch have published a booklet summarising the results of six studies on the use of home-grown proteins in dairy cow diets. The studies were carried out by AFBI and funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and…
October 26, 2020
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PREPARING FOR SPRING IS THEME OF FINAL GRASSCHECK PODCAST FOR 2020

The eighth and final GrassCheck podcast of the 2020 grazing season focuses on how farmers can prepare their grazing platform for spring turnout. Jason Rankin from AgriSearch was joined by Dr Kat Huson (AFBI), Conail Keown (CAFRE) and GrassCheck dairy farmer…
October 26, 2020
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FOCUS ON FARMERS WEBINAR SERIES ENDS ON A HIGH

The successful EIT 'Focus on Farmers' Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion Series came to a conclusion on Monday 19th October with the sixth and final event focusing on the eating quality of beef and approaches to measuring quality. Regular farmer ambassador…
October 14, 2020
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SIXTH EVENT IN THE FOCUS ON FARMERS WEBINAR SERIES TO FOCUS ON EATING QUALITY OF BEEF AND APPROACHES TO MEASURING QUALITY

“Lost on the journey – does eating quality of beef matter?” is the title of a virtual farm walk taking place on Monday 19th October at 8pm. This is the sixth online event in the successful series hosted by AgriSearch for the European Innovation Initiative…
October 09, 2020
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EIT FOOD ‘FOCUS ON FARMERS’ VIRTUAL FARM WALK & DISCUSSION SERIES GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

The theme for the fifth episode of the EIT 'Focus on Farmers' Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion Series was “Adapting to a changing world, a focus on sustainable parasite control and the evolution of animal welfare concepts”. Professors Eric Morgan and Gareth…
October 02, 2020
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NEW APPOINTMENT AT AGRISEARCH

Jillian Hoy has been appointed Research Manager with the farmer-funded research body, AgriSearch. Jillian, who is from a Co. Antrim farming family, has a Masters of Science in Forest Eco-System Management and a first class Honours Degree in Ecological…
September 29, 2020
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ADOPTING A SELECTIVE APPROACH TO DRY-COW THERAPY

Dr Anna Lavery and Dr Aimee Craig Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute The use of antibiotic dry-cow tubes has long been standard practice on many farms. However with improvements in both milking hygiene and cow genetics, average herd somatic cell count (SCC)…
September 25, 2020
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ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE VIRTUAL FARM WALK TO FOCUS ON PARASITE CONTROL AND THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING WORLD

A virtual farm walk on animal health and welfare, taking place on Monday 5th October at 8pm, is expected to highlight the challenges that will be faced on farm in the coming years. This is the fifth online event in the successful series hosted by AgriSearch…
September 15, 2020
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LATEST “FOCUS ON FARMERS” ATTRACTS HUGE INTEREST

Over 150 people joined the latest “Focus on Farmers” webinar on Monday 21st September to hear Dr John Gilliland from Devenish Nutrition speak alongside ambassador farmers James Evans and Sam Chesney in the fourth episode of the EIT Food series. LIDAR The…
September 09, 2020
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BUMPER TURNOUT FOR THIRD INSTALMENT IN THE EIT FOOD ‘FOCUS ON FARMERS’ VIRTUAL FARM WALK & DISCUSSION SERIES

117 people joined the third event in the EIT Food ‘Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion series held on 7th September. James Evans' cattle mob grazing The theme for the third episode was ‘Improving Soil Health and the use of Multi Species…
September 08, 2020
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AHDB Super-G Webinar Wednesday 9th September 2020

The Super-G project is a European-wide project, involving the work of farmers and policymakers to develop sustainable and effective permanent grassland systems. The aims of this project include optimising productivity, supporting biodiversity and delivering a…

FARMER LED DISCUSSION ON SOIL HEALTH AND MULTI-SPECIES SWARDS

Sep 04, 2020 News
The third event in the EIT Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion series,…

VIRTUAL BEEF FARM WALK ON OPTIMISING BEEF PRODUCTIVITY FROM GRASSLAND AVAILBLE TO VIEW ONLINE

Aug 26, 2020 News
The second event in the EIT Food ‘Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk and Discussion…

GRASSCHECK SEMINAR VIDEOS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Aug 19, 2020 News
Videos of a seminar held earlier in the year for GrassCheck pilot farmers are now…

New study highlights huge cost of worms to UK cattle farmers

Aug 18, 2020 News
Roundworms, liver fluke and lungworm are costing UK livestock producers £270 million in…

LATEST GRASSCHECK PODCAST FOCUSES ON ADAPTING TO THE WEATHER TO MAXIMISE BEEF FROM GRASS

Aug 12, 2020 News
AgriSearch have released a new episode of the GrassCheck podcast. In this podcast, Jason…

Focus on Farmers Virtual Farm Walks & Discussions

Aug 10, 2020 News
A series of virtual farm walks & discussion with two leading beef farmers (Sam Chesney,…