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New chief executive for NI Grain Trade Association

New chief executive for NI Grain Trade Association

The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) has confirmed the appointment of Gill Gallagher as its new chief executive, succeeding...

November 5, 2021

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

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

Queen’s study explains how flavonoid-rich foods help lower blood pressure

Queen’s study explains how flavonoid-rich foods help lower blood pressure

New research carried out at Queen’s University has found part of the reason why consuming flavonoid-rich foods like red wine,...

September 12, 2021

Invasive species costs UK £5 billion over last 5 decades 40-50 years

Invasive species costs UK £5 billion over last 5 decades 40-50 years

Invasive species, like the grey squirrel, European rabbit and Japanese knotweed, have cost the UK economy over £5 billion over...

July 29, 2021

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry is to take a leaf from the aerospace industry’s book, in harnessing robots within production lines....

July 1, 2021

NI veterinary school: 200 vets needed for Brexit checks

NI veterinary school: 200 vets needed for Brexit checks

Northern Ireland’s vet shortage appears to be coming to a head as Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots warns as many as...

April 23, 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 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

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

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

‘Ag Science might not be ‘sexy’ …but you’d be a fool not to follow your interests’

‘Ag Science might not be ‘sexy’ …but you’d be a fool not to follow your interests’

Ag science might not be as “sexy” as some other fields, but follow your interests and you’ll be rewarded with...

February 11, 2021

Food, Farming and Land Convention to debate future of sustainable farming in NI

Food, Farming and Land Convention to debate future of sustainable farming in NI

Conservation charity the RSPB NI is set to host a two-day conference to examine the future of sustainable farming and...

February 6, 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

Researchers find food behaviour in UK and Ireland altered ‘significantly’ during Covid-19

Researchers find food behaviour in UK and Ireland altered ‘significantly’ during Covid-19

An international survey led by Queen’s University Belfast has found “significant” changes to eating patterns during the Covid-19 pandemic. Positive...

January 5, 2021

QUB theory suggests emotions underpin animal behaviour

QUB theory suggests emotions underpin animal behaviour

A new theory from researchers at the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast suggests animals experience emotions much...

December 31, 2020

Queen’s University scientists partner with GBBO star for festival bid

Queen’s University scientists partner with GBBO star for festival bid

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast has joined forces with Belfast-born Great British Bake Off...

December 21, 2020