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This summer, sheep and cattle farmers in Northern Ireland will be encouraged to participate in an important survey to seek opinions on current disease prevention and control measures.
Seed sales of AFBI grass varieties, which are marketed exclusively through Barenbrug Ltd, have exceeded 3,000 tonnes per year in the UK and Irish markets for the first time.   AFBI’s grass breeding programme is jointly funded by DARD and Barenbrug Ltd. The use of AFBI varieties has increased annually as farmers appreciate the value and benefits of varieties which have been selected under local conditions and tested through the Recommended List process.
Published: 09 Sep 2014
The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) recently held an Open Day at our Hillsborough site. The meeting was very well attended by stakeholders from across the agri-food sector.  
The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has hosted a visit by a delegation from China Agricultural University (CAU) led by Professor Fuyu Yang, Assistant Dean of its College of Animal Science and Technology.  The visit follows the establishment of a joint AFBI-CAU Research Centre for forage and herbivore science.
Published: 08 Aug 2014
The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is holding an Open Meeting on Thursday 4th September 2014 at 10.30 am at AFBI Hilsborough, Large Park, Hillsborough BT26 6DR.  This meeting is open to all members of the public.
The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute’s (AFBI) eel research programme in conjunction with the Lough Neagh Fisherman Co-operative Society Ltd (LNFCS), are happy to announce the award of the Fr Oliver P Kennedy bursary for eel science research to PhD student Conor Dolan.
An AFBI led study in Upper Lough Erne reveals presence of the Bloody Red Shrimp.