AGRISEARCH COMPETITION OFFERS AGRICULTURE STUDENTS A CHANCE TO ATTEND WORLD-LEADING ANIMAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE
AgriSearch (The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) are giving six undergraduate students of Agriculture (or a related discipline) from Northern Ireland a day pass for the European Association of Animal Production’s (EAAP) conference which is being held in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast from 28th August to 1st September 2016.  AgriSearch are one of the sponsors of this world-leading conference which will see over 1,200 delegates from 69 countries attend.  There will be 74 half-day scientific sessions featuring leading scientists, experts and industry leaders. This...

Dairy Farmers wanted to participate in an exciting international project
 AgriSearch (The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) is looking to recruit a small number of innovative dairy farmers as “pilot farms” for an exciting new European project. EuroDairy is a network being initiated to increase the economic, social and environmental sustainability of dairy farming in Europe, at a time of unprecedented challenge for the sector. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, EuroDairy will foster the development and dissemination of practice-based innovations in dairy farming, targeting key sustainability issues following the abolition of...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 11-07-16
Grass growth has fallen over the last week to 63kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted to remain at 63 kgDM/Ha/day during this week and rise slightly to 71kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality has improved and currently has a dry matter of 15.8%, ME 11.5, Crude Protein of 18.5%, Sugars 14.2%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.         Management notes: Growth rate has fallen to the seasonal average and is predicted to remain close to the average for the next 2 weeks.  Quality has improved in line with the figures from previous...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 04-07-16
Grass growth has risen slightly over the last week to 85kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted to fall to 73 kgDM/Ha/day during this week and to 70kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality is still low and currently has a dry matter of 13.8%, ME 11.1, Crude Protein of 15.3%, Sugars 15%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.       Management notes. Despite cooler air temperatures, grass growth on the plots has continued above average and is predicted to remain so for the next two weeks. Grass quality, particularly ME, is below average...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 27-06-16
Grass growth has fallen considerably over the last week to 79kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted to fall further to 58 kgDM/Ha/day during this week and to 51kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality has improved and currently has a dry matter of 15%, ME 11.2, Crude Protein of 18.5%, Sugars 12.5%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch.         Management Notes: Grass growth is currently well above the seasonal average, but is predicted to fall over the next two weeks, due to anticipated lower temperatures. Grass quality on the plots has improved, with higher ME content and also...