HAVE YOUR SAY ON DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS FOR PERMANENT GRASSLAND
AgriSearch and AFBI are continuing their series of farmer and industry workshops to review the existing provision of decision support tools for permanent grassland and to consider what further tools should be developed. This is being held as part of a Europe-wide Research Project into Developing SUstainable PERmanent Grassland systems and policies (SUPER-G). The aim of the workshops is to evaluate the existing decision support tools for each farming system and land type which ‘measure to manage’ productivity, profitability and the delivery of ecosystem services and identify gaps. They...

AgriSearch to launch calf rearing booklet at the Winter Fair
Research results of real relevance to producers will be displayed and discussed on the AgriSearch stand at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair at the Eikon Complex, Balmoral Park Thurs, Dec, 12. Research topics featured on the stand will include calf rearing, robotic milking and winter feeding. A comprehensive calf rearing guide will be launched at the show.  This booklet has been developed in conjunction with AFBI and draws on the results of research undertaken at AFBI Hillsborough and on farms across Northern Ireland.  The booklet covers a wide range of topics including: importance of...

Consider treating cattle at housing to get on top of liver fluke
With the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) forecasting high risk of liver fluke in Scotland, northern England and North Wales, and cases now being seen south of these regions, parasite experts with the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group, are urging farmers in these areas to consider treating cattle two weeks after housing. “Treating infected cattle shortly after housing with a product containing triclabendazole, will kill immature and mature fluke provided no resistance is present. This will also ensure animals do not re-infect the pastures with liver fluke...

HAVE YOUR SAY ON DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS FOR PERMANENT GRASSLAND
AgriSearch and AFBI are holding a series of farmer and industry workshops to review the existing provision of decision support tools for permanent grassland and to consider what further tools should be developed.  This is being held as part of a Europe-wide Research Project into Developing SUstainable PERmanent Grassland systems and policies (SUPER-G).  The aim of the workshops is to evaluate the existing decision support tools for each farming system and land type which ‘measure to manage’ productivity, profitability and the delivery of ecosystem services and identify gaps. They will...

“FINISHING BEEF” EVENTS IN BALLYMENA AND MARKETHILL MARTS
“Finishing Beef” will be the title of two events targeted at beef farmers, that are being organised by AFBI, CAFRE, AgriSearch and the LMC.  The events will be held on Tuesday 10th September 2019 in Ballymena Livestock Market and Thursday 12th September 2019 in Markethill Livestock Market.  Both events start at 7pm and will last for approximately two hours.   These events are part of a series on “Future Proofing Beef & Sheep Farming” which are being held during 2019 to communicate the latest findings of beef and sheep research. Colin Smith and Seamus McMenamin from the...