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How good are your calf rearing practices?

How good are your calf rearing practices?

Ongoing Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) research is highlighting the opportunity for calf rearing practices within Northern Ireland’s dairy sector...

May 18, 2021

£10 million allocated for new NI beef research centre

£10 million allocated for new NI beef research centre

£10 million of funding has been secured for a new beef research centre for the Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute (AFBI)...

May 12, 2021

Farm trials to investigate how seaweed could lower livestock emissions

Farm trials to investigate how seaweed could lower livestock emissions

Northern Ireland’s first farm trials into the potential of seaweed to reduce emissions in dairy herds are set to begin...

April 20, 2021

AFBI issues Nematodirus warning for Northern Ireland

AFBI issues Nematodirus warning for Northern Ireland

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Veterinary Sciences Division has issued a warning over Nematodirus in Northern Ireland. Nematodirus worm...

April 16, 2021

New farm-led research to investigate leatherjacket control strategies

New farm-led research to investigate leatherjacket control strategies

A group of four Fermanagh farmers have teamed up with AgriSearch and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to investigate different...

April 14, 2021

NI research to investigate link between stock genetics and temperament

NI research to investigate link between stock genetics and temperament

A Northern Ireland research project is hoping to examine the link between stock genetics and temperament in a bid to...

April 13, 2021

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

AFBI launches Science Impacts report in a year of local and global challenges

AFBI launches Science Impacts report in a year of local and global challenges

The Agri Food and Biosciences Institute’s (AFBI) response to supporting government and society in the fight against Covid-19 is one...

March 26, 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