Planning for Performance: Parasite and winter-feeding strategies for beef and sheep farmers
CAFRE, AgriSearch and AFBI along with the NI Sheep SOS (Stamp out Scab) initiative hosted two ‘Planning for Performance’ events. The events focused on parasite and winter-feeding strategies for beef and sheep farmers. Anthelmintic Resistance (AR) is becoming widespread throughout the ruminant industries and targeted selective treatment offers the potential to reduce the use of anthelmintics on farm, and in turn reduce the instance of AR. Whilst TST has been found to be successful during research trials, uptake on commercial farms remains limited. The recordings can be viewed below:
Managing Rising Costs on Northern Ireland Farms
Using fertilisers effectively in the light of recent increases in the cost of fertiliser was the topic of a recent joint webinar from AFBI, Agrisearch and CAFRE. A number of speakers addressed issues affecting the cost effective use of fertilisers – a summary of the article is found here. The recordings can be viewed below.