Agricultural research

NI farm trials to test willow’s ability to reduce methane emissions

NI farm trials to test willow’s ability to reduce methane emissions

Farm trials investigating the potential of willow to reduce livestock methane emissions are to begin in Northern Ireland in the...

October 6, 2021

UK miscanthus research gets government funding to help meet net-zero

UK miscanthus research gets government funding to help meet net-zero

A project to facilitate more planting of the bioenergy crop, miscanthus, has been awarded over £150,000 of funding. The money...

September 2, 2021

UK farmers urged not to miss out on 230% R&D tax credit

UK farmers urged not to miss out on 230% R&D tax credit

One of the country’s top agricultural accountants has said UK farmers could do more to capitalise on a lucrative tax...

May 18, 2021

Agricultural sustainability scientist Jude Capper appointed to Harper Adams professorship

Agricultural sustainability scientist Jude Capper appointed to Harper Adams professorship

Eminent agricultural sustainability scientist Dr. Jude Capper has been appointed to a new professorship in sustainable beef at Harper Adams...

May 17, 2021

NI and ROI join European dairy resilience project

NI and ROI join European dairy resilience project

Both Northern Ireland and the Republic have joined an international research network which aims to make European dairy farms more...

April 21, 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

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

Organic fertilisers found to reduce risk of foodborne pathogens on arable crops

Organic fertilisers found to reduce risk of foodborne pathogens on arable crops

Research carried out in the U.S. has found that manure does not promote pathogen survival – and may even promote...

April 9, 2021

Cattle immune cell breakthrough to open avenues for treating disease

Cattle immune cell breakthrough to open avenues for treating disease

A collaborative study has made a breakthrough characterising new immune cells in cattle which could change how livestock diseases are...

March 22, 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

Belfast-based IGFS to join UN research group

Belfast-based IGFS to join UN research group

Northern Ireland’s Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS) has been recognised for the quality of its science by a United Nations...

March 8, 2021

British Society of Animal Science to hold its first ever virtual conference

British Society of Animal Science to hold its first ever virtual conference

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) has announced plans to run its first-ever virtual conference. Organisers have big hopes...

February 21, 2021

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

NI dairy research project to improve welfare and production in robotic systems

NI dairy research project to improve welfare and production in robotic systems

A new PhD research project co-funded AgriSearch will aim to understand dairy cow behaviour to improve production and welfare in...

November 24, 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

Scots project gets funding to develop digital dairy tracing

Scots project gets funding to develop digital dairy tracing

A digital dairy project led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been awarded £50,000 in seed-corn funding by UK Research...

August 15, 2020

Belfast study shows even minimal mycotoxin levels impact broiler performance

Belfast study shows even minimal mycotoxin levels impact broiler performance

Breakthrough nutritional research carried out in Belfast has unveiled a direct link between even minimal levels of mycotoxins and poultry...

August 12, 2020