Duration 4 years commencing January 2004 Pictured at the Handover of Final Report on Low Input Forages to AgriSearch Team and Leader Arnoud Hameleers, Lindsay Easson and Peter Frost Organisations Involved Agriculture Research Institute of Northern Ireland and Department ofAgriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland. Background and Summary Proposed changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will probably result in an extensification of land use in Northern Ireland agriculture. Land will have to be kept in `an agricultural state`. Possibly, levels of part time farming and the use of contractors will increase.  Dairy farmers...

Duration 4 years Launching the report Team and Leader C. Ferris, A. Dale, N.O’Connell, S.Mayne, (ARINI, Hillsborough), M. McCoy (Veterinary Science Division), C.Watson (Agri Environment Division) and D.Anderson (Agri Food Economics Division) Organisations Involved ARINI, VSD, AED & AFED Background and Summary The Northern Ireland dairy industry continues to face increasing pressures and challenges, including falling milk prices, increasing costs of inputs, ever increasing environmental pressures, labour shortages and increasing lifestyle expectations.  However, within this scenario, milk...