Research

DAERA co-funds agri-food and bioeconomy research projects

DAERA co-funds agri-food and bioeconomy research projects

Almost €11 million has been allocated to 12 research projects across the island of Ireland focusing on agri-food and the...

June 1, 2022

Research highlights link between ruminant health and methane emissions

Research highlights link between ruminant health and methane emissions

A new report has highlighted the role that reducing key endemic diseases in ruminants can play in reducing methane emissions...

April 25, 2022

Research: Biodiversity loss has effect on global food markets

Research: Biodiversity loss has effect on global food markets

Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies impact large, developed economies, according to a new study. Researchers from Trinity...

March 30, 2022

Study finds no link between badger culling and reduction in bovine TB

Study finds no link between badger culling and reduction in bovine TB

There is no evidence to show that mass badger culling in the United Kingdom prevents bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle,...

March 21, 2022

Funding for research on antibiotic alternatives for pigs

Funding for research on antibiotic alternatives for pigs

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Martin Heydon, has announced a grant award...

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