AGRISEARCH SPONSORED RESEARCH OF WORLD CLASS SIGNIFICANCE
 Eighteen of the presentations at Europe’s largest animal science conference will feature the results of AgriSearch co-funded research.  This includes theatre and poster presentations to around 1300 delegates from 69 countries, according to Jason Rankin, General Manager of AgriSearch.  “AgriSearch is delighted to sponsor EAAP 2016 in Belfast as our mission is to drive the profitability and sustainability of the Northern Ireland ruminant livestock sector.  EAAP 2016 will enable us to showcase our wide ranging research and innovation programme and gives us an invaluable opportunity to engage...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 08-08-16
Grass growth for the last week was 94kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted fall to 78 kgDM/Ha/day during this week and to 64kg DM/Ha/day next week. Although this is still well above the seasonal average. Grass quality has improved slightly and currently has a dry matter of 14.9%, ME 11.6, Crude Protein of 18.3%, Sugars 12.7%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.   Management notes: Growth rates are still well above average. Reasonable growing conditions are expected over the next two weeks and so growth rates, although declining,...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 01-08-16
Grass growth has risen over the last week to 95kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted fall to 82 kgDM/Ha/day during this week before falling back to 67kg DM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality has improved slightly and currently has a dry matter of 14.4%, ME 11.5, Crude Protein of 15.4%, Sugars 14.4%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.     Management notes: As predicted last week, growth rates have continued to increase. It is anticipated they will decline over the next two weeks, but still remain above average. Grazing conditions are...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 25-07-16
Grass growth has risen over the last week to 80kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted to rise further to 84 kgDM/Ha/day during this week before falling back to 60kg DM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality is similar to last week and currently has a dry matter of 13.4%, ME 11.4, Crude Protein of 18.7%, Sugars 10.7%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.     Management notes: Growth continues to be well above the seasonal average and is expected to remain so for the next week. However, forecasted cooler, changeable, weather will likely...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 18-07-16
Grass growth has risen over the last week to 72kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted to rise further to 84 kgDM/Ha/day during this week and fall back slightly to 80kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality is similar to last week and currently has a dry matter of 16.5%, ME 11.5, Crude Protein of 16.9%, Sugars 13.4%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.     Management notes: Current growth rate is marginally above the seasonal average and is predicted to increase further over the next two weeks, due to ideal growing conditions. Grass...