Natural resources

14 August 2018

The earthworm count is a quick and easy soil testing method, plus it’s a great indicator of your soil structure and health.

14 August 2018

Growers are becoming increasingly interested in soil health and how it affects the success of their business. The information in this webinar will help growers to make changes to their soil

13 August 2018

Heat stress will increase the pigs respiration rate in an attempt to keep cool. Animals will seek opportunities for cooling, ie wallowing, soiling pen and lying in urine. If the pig cannot cool itself sufficiently it will collapse and, in the worst scenario, die.

14 August 2018

We've caught up with more of our Farm Excellence network to find out more about the impact the hot weather is having on the farms.

7 August 2018

Project 8: Identifying current understanding, knowledge gaps and confirming the key priority issues in understanding and management of soil biology and health

3 August 2018

Dr Mark Stalham of NIAB CUF discusses options for burn-off in drought conditions, after updated advice was issued on the use of Reglone.

3 August 2018

Heat stress must be avoided in order to prevent unnecessary suffering and reduced productivity in indoor herds

3 August 2018

Pigs kept outdoors are particularly vulnerable to radiant heat gain and it is important that they have access to shade in sunny weather. There are a number of ways in which producers can minimise heat stress

3 August 2018

With most of the country recently experiencing dry and warm conditions, it’s important that beef and lamb farmers consider the affect heat can have on their livestock. We’ve pulled together our top tips for cattle and sheep to prevent heat stress.

8 August 2018

What to look out for and how to handle your cattle during extreme weather events such as droughts and heat waves

13 August 2018

Tools, market insight and farmer views on dealing with the heat wave and resulting drought

8 August 2018

Views from across our Farm Excellence network on the 2018 heat wave and resulting drought