Mr Eugene Philhower, Agricultural Counselor at the United States Embassy in London visited AFBI on 18 September to discuss agri-food research with AFBI CEO, Professor Seamus Kennedy and Dr Sinclair Mayne, Director of AFBI’s Sustainable Agri-Food Sciences Division.
Dr Trevor Gilliland, Head of the Plant Testing Station, AFBI Crossnacreevy has delivered a keynote webinar live from the European Grassland Federation Conference on Monday 8 September 2014.
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.
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.
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.