Northern Ireland
Research backs up badger control policy
David Wright
The work looked at whether remaining badgers are more likely to roam when selective culling takes place.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland
New research sheds light on soil carbon
The researchers conclude that soil compaction could negatively affect how much carbon a grassland field is able to accumulate in the future.
8 August 2022 Pedigree
Martbids announces September Select Aberdeen Angus Timed Auction
Adam Woods has details of a rare opportunity to acquire stock from some of Northern Ireland’s top Aberdeen Angus pedigree herds.
Cushnahan heading back to Hillsborough
Dr Aidan Cushnahan is heading back to AFBI Hillsborough to take up a dairy research post.
13 July 2022 Dealer
Billions of tonnes of carbon stored on NI farms
The Egerton family in Co Fermanagh are one of seven taking part in the ARC Zero project.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Mindset change with multispecies swards
Several hundred farmers attended an AgriSearch farm walk on the Turley farm on Monday.
15 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Farm deaths in NI peak during summer
Researchers have analysed information from 508 fatal accidents that occurred on Northern Ireland farms over a 50-year period.
8 June 2022 Northern Ireland
AD can supply 80% of gas needs, NI study finds
As well as decarbonising heat, AD brings other potential environmental benefits, believe the researchers
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Over a third of NI farms have five fragments
The study, which was published in the scientific journal Land, describes farmland fragmentation as “a defining feature” of Northern Ireland agriculture.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Scientists identify key factors in cutting emissions
Scientists at AFBI were the lead authors in a report looking at what actions farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their farms.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
NI news: TB reactors, zero farm walk and red diesel
Round-up of news in-brief from across the farming and food industry in NI.
6 April 2022 News
AFBI’s loss is Lakeland’s gain
The latest researcher to get off the AFBI ship is dairy grassland specialist Dr Debbie McConnell.
15 March 2022 Dealer