Research

Funding for research on antibiotic alternatives for pigs

Funding for research on antibiotic alternatives for pigs

November 10, 2021

Major fund launched to research sustainable Welsh beef and sheep farming

Major fund launched to research sustainable Welsh beef and sheep farming

As climate change and environmental issues continue to rise in the public’s consciousness, red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru –...

December 14, 2019

Treated imports could change shoppers minds on meat

Treated imports could change shoppers minds on meat

Allowing imports of products like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could have a negative impact...

December 31, 2018

Norwich-based professor wins prestigious farming lecture award

Norwich-based professor wins prestigious farming lecture award

A Professor at Norwich Business School has won the 2020 Nuffield Farming Lecture Award, which will see him address the...

November 2, 2018

New dairy research aims to increase Irish industry competitiveness

New dairy research aims to increase Irish industry competitiveness

New research commissioned in Northern Ireland aims to give the Irish dairy industry a competitive edge in global markets and...

December 2, 2017

Farm research body returns industry investment 22 times over

Farm research body returns industry investment 22 times over

Farmer-funded research and development organisation AgriSearch has helped to deliver research worth over £170 million to Northern Ireland’s ruminant livestock...

November 22, 2017

World Dairy Summit: The Co. Down herd in the top 1% of £PLI rankings

World Dairy Summit: The Co. Down herd in the top 1% of £PLI rankings

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Hillsborough, Co. Down is home to one of the UK’s top £PLI ranking...

November 6, 2017

Breeding goals: ‘There’s no point breeding a 12,000L cow if she’ll not last’

Breeding goals: ‘There’s no point breeding a 12,000L cow if she’ll not last’

Milk volume is no longer the driver of dairy breeding in Northern Ireland, with attention now turning to lifetime productivity...

November 6, 2017

Monitor farms wanted for research programme

Monitor farms wanted for research programme

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking for six new monitor farms to join its research network –...

November 5, 2017

Artisan food sector given £88,000 research boost

Artisan food sector given £88,000 research boost

Northern Ireland’s artisan food sector has been given a £88,000 (€99,138) boost from Invest NI funding to help increase the...

November 2, 2017

Video: Check out all the action from Crops and Cultivation 2017

Video: Check out all the action from Crops and Cultivation 2017

Over 3,000 people attended the Crops and Cultivation open day at Teagasc Oak Park earlier this week. The profitability challenge...

June 30, 2017

How one bull cost the dairy industry millions due to reduced conception rates

How one bull cost the dairy industry millions due to reduced conception rates

One Holstein bull, Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief (Chief), has cost the dairy industry millions, recent research from US has shown. Research...

November 28, 2016

Government to fund new research on TB in cattle and the causes of the Fodder Crisis

Government to fund new research on TB in cattle and the causes of the Fodder Crisis

A new multi-million euro research project to breed cattle with enhanced disease resistance is among a number of major research...

August 4, 2016

Report says GM crops benefit smaller farms most around the world

Report says GM crops benefit smaller farms most around the world

Smallholder tillage farmers in developing countries are among the biggest beneficiaries of agricultural biotechnology, according to a report released this...

May 24, 2015

Children who grow up on dairy farms may be less likely to develop allergies

Children who grow up on dairy farms may be less likely to develop allergies

Did you grow up on a dairy farm? If so did you know that research has shown that children who...

May 12, 2015

Research confirms that lupins are a viable soya substitute in animal feeds

Research confirms that lupins are a viable soya substitute in animal feeds

Scientists at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) in Wales have confirmed that lupins will provide...

April 24, 2015

Agri research to become more farmer focussed

Agri research to become more farmer focussed

Europe has committed to a farmer-up approach when it comes to identifying agricultural research priorities and the implementing of the...

February 25, 2015

New research could lead to flood-tolerant cereals

New research could lead to flood-tolerant cereals

Scientists at the University of Nottingham claim to have developed a way of breeding cereals to be more tolerant of...

February 17, 2015