AgriSearch will once again have a stand at the Winter Fair along with Animal Health and Welfare Northern Ireland.
As always it will feature results from the latest research and a number of farmers’ booklets will be available, including a user’s guide to BovIS and the final results of the BVD prevalence study.
In addition, AgriSearch will feature the new growth monitoring tool available on BovIS (Bovine Information System) through the DARD rural portal. This can be used to track the performance of a wide variety of stock, including dairy heifers, enabling comparisons to be made against known targets. .
To encourage farmers to avail of this tool AgriSearch will be giving out 200 dairy heifer weight bands. All we ask in return is that farmers complete a short survey aimed at identifying areas AgriSearch should prioritise for future dairy research.
AgriSearch’s Global Research Officer, Dr Gareth Arnott, will also be in attendance to discuss the interim findings of his desktop research examining confinement and zero-grazing systems.