DAIRY OPEN DAY 2018

Dairy Innovation 2018- Profiting from AFBI Research

Dairy Open Day 2018
Dairy Open Day 2018
AFBI will be holding a major Dairy Open Day at Hillsborough on Wednesday 6 June. It will have the theme of Dairy Innovation 2018 - Profiting from AFBI Research.

The event, organised in partnership with AgriSearch and CAFRE, will feature current research work at AFBI in support of the dairy sector. It will provide visitors with the opportunity to view the latest research and to discuss how AFBI scientists are using the latest technologies to find new ways of optimising farming practices. 

Tours start at 10.30, taking around 2 hours, with the last one departing around 2.30pm. Catering will be available to purchase.

Dairy Event of the Year

Meet the researchers, see the work in progress and view the latest innovations that will transform dairy farming in the next decade. AFBI staff will be presenting the latest results from their grassland, dairy and animal health research programmes with the overall objective of developing sustainable and profitable dairy systems.

Topics include:

  • Precision farming opportunities
  • Grassland systems to maximise production
  • Optimising soil & nutrient management
  • Efficient dairy practices from birth onwards
  • Latest research on Bovine TB
  • Measuring & managing grass

This year’s Open Day also features a ‘Research Village’ with other demonstrations on topics such as:

  • Precision farming opportunities
  • Grassland systems to maximise production
  • Optimising soil & nutrient management
  • Efficient dairy practices from birth onward
  • Latest research on Bovine TB
  • Measuring & managing grass
  • Forage management & utilisation
  • Digital monitoring of health & welfare
  • Enhancing dairy product quality
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Slurry separation
  • Reducing ammonia
  • Disease avoidance & cure
  • Industry, AgriSearch, CAFRE & QUB Displays

The event will be signposted from the A1 and from Hillsborough village. For further directions, see our Hillsborough site map here