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AFBI Dairy Farm Walks- 13th September

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Cloniff

Macken

Kinawley

Co Fermanagh

BT92 3BP

United Kingdom

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The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) invites all dairy farmers, industry representatives and stakeholders to ‘Dairy Innovation in Practice' which will be held across three dairy farms in Northern Ireland during early September. The on-farm events are being organised in conjunction with AgriSearch, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and the Ulster Grassland Society (UGS) and will be held on farms in counties Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone from the 12th to the 14th of September.

This event is kindly hosted by Aidan McManus. Aidan milks 110 cows on a robotic milking system using zero grazing.

The event will run from 10.30 to 15.00 with each tour lasting approx. two and a half hours. A maximum group size applies to each tour, so book early to get your preferred time.

Announcing the event, Dr Sinclair Mayne (AFBI CEO) commented that “Whilst milk price has significantly increased from this time last year, controlling costs of production and maintaining high levels of production efficiency must remain critical goals for all milk producers".

The on-farm events will focus on a number of critical areas in relation to driving increased efficiency at farm level, based on the latest research findings from AFBI. Research in AFBI covers a wide spectrum of dairy-related issues and the event will provide all those with an interest in milk production with the most recent information and knowledge in areas such as:

  • Back to basic in calf rearing
  • Getting more from your soil
  • Making the most of your grass
  • Controlling feed costs this winter
  • Building a healthy herd

In the interests of biosecurity, those attending are asked to wear clean clothing and footwear not normally used on-farm.

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Cloniff

Macken

Kinawley

Co Fermanagh

BT92 3BP

United Kingdom

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