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Post grad researcher Amanda Dunn looks forward to meeting  dairy farmers on the AgriSearch stand at the Winter Fair in Belfast.
Post grad researcher Amanda Dunn looks forward to meeting dairy farmers on the AgriSearch stand at the Winter Fair in Belfast.
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Research scientists tasked with seeking solutions to problems facing dairy farmers will be on the AgriSearch stand during the Royal Ulster Winter Fair in Belfast.

These scientists conducting investigations selected for support by AgriSearch, the NI Research and Development Council, are keen to discuss practical issues of real concern to milk producers.

Dr Gareth Arnott, AgriSearch Global Research Office, will launch just completed reports on the morning of the Winter Fair.

One examines dairy cow fertility and the incidence of metritis, that is inflammation of the bovine womb, and how best to prevent it. In a second report Dr Arnott will compare and contrast the efficiency of new heat detection technologies increasingly used by farmers.

Others on the stand will include AgriSearch PhD student Amanda Dunn with, the initial results of her colostrum study with an emphasis on assessing the impact of colostrum quality and level of intake.

Aside from interacting with researchers producers will have an opportunity to discuss future topics for scientific investigations with AgriSearch dairy Advisory Committee members. AgriSearch is funded by a levy amounting to £1.60 per 8,000 litres of milk produced.

For further details visit stand 123 or browse www.agrisearch.org.