New “Beacon” farm network to shine a light on sustainable agriculture
Farming can be part of climate solution - AgriSearch 50 beef, dairy and sheep farms from across Northern Ireland are taking part in a new project to carry out field research into sustainable livestock farming systems that address the climate change challenge and deliver for people, planet and profit.   Launched by farmer-funded research body AgriSearch, the Beacon Farm Network will benchmark carbon sequestration on-farm, quantify the benefit of ecosystem services delivered by farmers, and encourage the development of innovative, resilient and sustainable farm systems.   AgriSearch...

Welcome to Beacon Farm Network
Established in 2021, the Beacon Farm Network is AgriSearch’s new flagship project to build a structured, intentional and semi-permanent farm network in Northern Ireland. The Network aims to gather evidence for research into sustainable livestock farming systems that deliver for people, planet and profit. The network currently consists of farms from across the province, covering the full range of ruminant farming systems.
Forming a key part of AgriSearch’s new strategy, over the 5-year term of the project, farmers within the Beacon Farm Network will benchmark carbon sequestration...