AgriSearch

AgriSearch seeks independent farmer trustee

AgriSearch seeks independent farmer trustee

AgriSearch, the Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council, is seeking a new independent farmer trustee to join its board. The...

March 3, 2022

Webinar to highlight  leatherjackets issue in NI

Webinar to highlight leatherjackets issue in NI

The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council, commonly known as AgriSearch, will host a webinar on Thursday, March 10,...

February 24, 2022

Gerry Boyle joins board of AgriSearch

Gerry Boyle joins board of AgriSearch

AgriSearch, the farmer-funded research and innovation body, has announced the appointment of Prof. Gerry Boyle, Norman McMordie and Ian McCluggage...

December 3, 2021

AgriSearch to present research on low carbon farming at RUAS Winter Fair

AgriSearch to present research on low carbon farming at RUAS Winter Fair

Research results of relevance to producers will be displayed and discussed at the AgriSearch stand at the Royal Ulster Winter...

November 30, 2021

Sheep Breeders Round Table to include international ovine experts

Sheep Breeders Round Table to include international ovine experts

There are just seven weeks to go until the 2021 Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT). The online event takes place...

September 22, 2021

Feeder inaccuracy of up to 15% found on NI dairy farms

Feeder inaccuracy of up to 15% found on NI dairy farms

Out of kilter feeders could be adding up to 15% in additional feed costs with every milking, a project by...

September 8, 2021

NI farm walk to explore potential of multi-species swards for beef and sheep

NI farm walk to explore potential of multi-species swards for beef and sheep

Through a farm walk in Northern Ireland, beef and sheep farmers will have the opportunity to see for themselves how...

August 22, 2021

Performance recording linked with lower emission flocks

Performance recording linked with lower emission flocks

Performance recording is an opportunity Northern Ireland’s sheep sector can no longer afford to ignore, according to industry advisors. A...

July 15, 2021

Leatherjacket survey launched to drive mitigation efforts

Leatherjacket survey launched to drive mitigation efforts

An industry survey hopes to identify the extent of the leatherjacket challenge for Northern Ireland grassland farmers. The survey is...

July 7, 2021

RamCompare webinar to unlock the potential of sheep genetics in NI

RamCompare webinar to unlock the potential of sheep genetics in NI

The latest results of the RamCompare project in Northern Ireland (NI) are set to be discussed at an upcoming sheep...

June 4, 2021

NI’s new Beacon Farm Network begins carbon footprint benchmarking

NI’s new Beacon Farm Network begins carbon footprint benchmarking

The newly-established ‘Beacon Farm’ research network has begun work establishing a benchmark for carbon sequestration in Northern Ireland. Government policy...

May 30, 2021

GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

Grass growth in Northern Ireland for the season so far is down almost a third compared to the 10-year average....

May 28, 2021

RamCompare: Five-year results identify top traits to drive flock productivity

RamCompare: Five-year results identify top traits to drive flock productivity

The five-year results of sheep genetic improvement project RamCompare have revealed the top traits from performance-recorded rams to drive flock...

May 21, 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

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

Results of AgriSearch home-grown protein project to be presented in webinar

Results of AgriSearch home-grown protein project to be presented in webinar

An industry-funded PhD scholar is set to share the findings of his studies in a webinar next Monday. The event...

February 27, 2021

NI farmers team up to launch innovative carbon project

NI farmers team up to launch innovative carbon project

Seven farmers from across Northern Ireland have teamed up to secure funding from Europe to investigate practical ways to measure,...

February 23, 2021