AgriSearch will host two webinars for Northern Eire’s ruminant livestock farmers with the intention of serving to them mitigate challenges they’re going through coming into autumn.
The agricultural analysis charity stated summer time 2023 has been “notably difficult” for Northern Eire’s dairy, beef and sheep farmers.
In partnership with the Faculty of Agriculture, Meals and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and the Agri-Meals and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), AgriSearch will maintain its first webinar – ‘Autumn Choices for Beef‘ – on Wednesday, August 30 at 8:00p.m.
The second webinar – ‘Autumn Choices for Dairy‘ – will happen on Thursday, August 31 at 8:00p.m.
AgriSearch stated subjects to be addressed on the webinars embody: forage planning and budgeting; choices for coping with poorer high quality silage; proactive steps that may be taken to safeguard animal well being; and what will be carried out to assist farming companies get by means of this “difficult interval”.
“After a dry Could and June, there was nearly incessant rain which has affected grass high quality and hampered silage making,” it stated.
“Floor circumstances in lots of areas have been difficult with inventory having to be housed at occasions.”
AgriSearch stated these circumstances have “not been conducive” to livestock well being and efficiency, and stated that it’s possible that lots of the silages being fed to livestock this winter will probably be “sub-optimal”.
“On the identical time farmers are going through a price/value squeeze with the price of bought feed remaining close to historic highs and costs for milk, beef and lamb all below strain.”
These all in favour of attending the webinars can register by way of the AgriSearch web site.