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
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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’…
November 13, 2020
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Identify ruminant disease to tackle health challenges

The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms. RH&W has been formed from…
November 11, 2020
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Industry conference to raise the bar for sheep health and welfare

Working together for world-leading health and welfare is the focus of the fifth Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) conference next month. The conference, taking place on Tuesday 24 November, will be online for the first time due to Covid restrictions and…
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…

NEW APPOINTMENT AT AGRISEARCH

Oct 02, 2020 News
Jillian Hoy has been appointed Research Manager with the farmer-funded research body,…

ADOPTING A SELECTIVE APPROACH TO DRY-COW THERAPY

Sep 29, 2020 News
Dr Anna Lavery and Dr Aimee Craig Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute The use of…

ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE VIRTUAL FARM WALK TO FOCUS ON PARASITE CONTROL AND THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING WORLD

Sep 25, 2020 News
A virtual farm walk on animal health and welfare, taking place on Monday 5th October at…

LATEST “FOCUS ON FARMERS” ATTRACTS HUGE INTEREST

Sep 15, 2020 News
Over 150 people joined the latest “Focus on Farmers” webinar on Monday 21st September to…

BUMPER TURNOUT FOR THIRD INSTALMENT IN THE EIT FOOD ‘FOCUS ON FARMERS’ VIRTUAL FARM WALK & DISCUSSION SERIES

Sep 09, 2020 News
117 people joined the third event in the EIT Food ‘Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk…

AHDB Super-G Webinar Wednesday 9th September 2020

Sep 08, 2020 News
The Super-G project is a European-wide project, involving the work of farmers and…