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Poots: Industry must accept farming’s influence on the environment has ‘not always been positive’

Poots: Industry must accept farming’s influence on the environment has ‘not always been positive’

Northern Ireland’s agri-food stakeholders must accept the industry’s influence on the environment has “not always been positive” attendees at AFBI’s...

March 31, 2021

CAFRE update on protein crops

CAFRE update on protein crops

The recently announced Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Protein Crop Scheme, and the financial support it offers,...

March 23, 2021

New NI research project demonstrates effects of housing cows on cow optimism

New NI research project demonstrates effects of housing cows on cow optimism

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that total confinement systems may negatively impact the ‘optimism’ of dairy...

March 18, 2021

Women in Science: Challenge yourself… you might just find a career you love

Women in Science: Challenge yourself… you might just find a career you love

Get out of your comfort zone, get speaking at conferences, meeting people and trying new things, one of Northern Ireland’s...

February 11, 2021

Queen’s mastitis and lameness study to aim to reduce dairy antibiotics use

Queen’s mastitis and lameness study to aim to reduce dairy antibiotics use

Three Northern Ireland organisations have joined forces to launch a research project to tackle bovine mastitis and lameness in a...

January 21, 2021

AFBI warns farmers of the risks posed by certain ornamental plants to sheep

AFBI warns farmers of the risks posed by certain ornamental plants to sheep

As the winter months continue, the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) wants to make farmers aware of the risk of...

January 3, 2021

Ornamental garden plants can pose a significant poisoning risk for sheep

Ornamental garden plants can pose a significant poisoning risk for sheep

Ireland’s rising rural population has brought with it an enhanced risk of sheep being poisoned by ornamental plants. Agri-food and...

December 29, 2020

Are beans the perfect break crop?

Are beans the perfect break crop?

A leading Co. Down tillage farmer has confirmed that field beans are an extremely valuable break crop within all cereal...

December 23, 2020

New test for Johne’s disease branded ‘game-changer’ for farmers

New test for Johne’s disease branded ‘game-changer’ for farmers

A promising new test for Johne’s disease in dairy cattle has the potential to ramp up eradication efforts, offering fewer...

December 7, 2020

New report lays bare extent of NI agriculture’s phosphorus excess

New report lays bare extent of NI agriculture’s phosphorus excess

Farmers in Northern Ireland are over-applying phosphorus (P) by as much as 7,300t a year across the region according to...

October 23, 2020

‘Business case approved’ for new AFBI beef unit

‘Business case approved’ for new AFBI beef unit

A new beef unit for Northern Ireland’s Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is now a step closer. The region’s...

August 28, 2020

Restructure at AFBI to see new research division created

Restructure at AFBI to see new research division created

Plans are afoot to make major changes to the internal structure of Northern Ireland’s Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)....

August 26, 2020

AFBI withdraws beef units from specialist research licence

AFBI withdraws beef units from specialist research licence

Northern Ireland’s agricultural research institute has withdrawn its beef unit in Hillsborough, Co. Down, from its licence for specialist animal research....

August 20, 2020

Environmental legislation to be biggest limiting factor for NI dairying in 2030

Environmental legislation to be biggest limiting factor for NI dairying in 2030

One of Northern Ireland’s leading dairy researchers has warned he expects environmental legislation to be one of the biggest limiting...

August 11, 2020

Milk composition a ‘lost opportunity’ for NI’s dairy sector

Milk composition a ‘lost opportunity’ for NI’s dairy sector

Northern Ireland’s poor milk composition is costing farmers poor milk prices, according to Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) researcher...

August 8, 2020

4 new AgriSearch projects secure stage one funding

4 new AgriSearch projects secure stage one funding

Agricultural research body AgriSearch has secured stage one funding for four Northern Ireland based projects. The funding has been made...

August 7, 2020

NI real-time pig software shortlisted for a digital transformation award

NI real-time pig software shortlisted for a digital transformation award

Innovative software designed in Northern Ireland to drive efficiency in the local pig industry has been shortlisted for a prestigious...

June 29, 2020

Home-grown proteins could halve NI dairy’s soya imports

Home-grown proteins could halve NI dairy’s soya imports

Research carried out at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute at Hillsborough has found that homegrown field beans have the potential to...

May 2, 2020