Dr Conrad Ferris

AFBI, Hillsborough scientist Dr Conrad Ferris,  will present a paper at the 11th annual British Grassland Society Research Conference this  week.

Held on the SRUC, Crichton Campus at Dumfries the ‘Science and Practice for Grass Based Systems’ conference attracts researchers from across the British Isles and overseas.

The paper delivered by Dr Ferris is on an AFBI investigation into ‘Cow performance associated with four contrasting grassland based systems of milk production over three successive lactations.’

Work supported by producers through AgriSearch, the NI Agricultural Research and Development Council, which identifies scientific investigations likely to be of practical value to farmers.

Those attending the British Grassland Society event also viewed a poster highlighting the work by AFBI on Green House Gas emissions. A project also supported by the NI farming sector through AgriSearch.