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April 29, 2020

Dairy Heifer Management at Grass

CAFRE Dairying Advisers and AFBI Researchers Rearing dairy heifer replacements represents significant expense. Analysis of 2018/19 CAFRE benchmarking data has indicated that the average cost associated with rearing a dairy […]

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April 29, 2020

Dairy Farmers- Measure to Manage

Zara Morrison, CAFRE Dairy Adviser, Coleraine Dairy farmers are currently facing a difficult time due to the coronavirus pandemic. With an increase in meal prices and milk price dropping, monitoring […]

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April 29, 2020

Nesting Material for Sows

Liz Donnelly, CAFRE Pig Development Adviser Nest building is an important part of preparing for farrowing. Irrespective of where sows farrow, whether it is in the wild, outside or in […]

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April 24, 2020

CAFRE is Still Recruiting

Hi my name is Deirdre Cooper and I manage the Schools Recruitment Team for CAFRE. Just wanted to let everyone know that although CAFRE is closed we are still welcoming […]

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April 23, 2020

Plan Ahead Now for Next Year’s Calves

Colin McEvoy CAFRE Beef & Sheep Development Adviser, Downpatrick Conditions for calving suckler cows this spring has been almost ideal due to the dry weather and in spite of the […]

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April 20, 2020

Managing Farm Cashflow during the Covid 19 Pandemic

Martin Reel, Acting Senior Business Technologist, CAFRE Farm businesses in Northern Ireland are facing many challenges at present that are outside of their control. The health and wellbeing of family […]

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April 20, 2020

Preparing livestock for turnout

Noel McNeill, CAFRE, Beef and Sheep Adviser, Newry We are now seeing better spring weather with soil temperatures increasing and grass growth improving. This grass growth will allow cows to […]

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April 17, 2020

Storage of Broiler Litter

Sinéad Mathers CAFRE Pigs and Poultry Agri-environment Adviser If broiler houses have been cleared out and litter disposal cannot take place as normal due to Coronavirus restrictions, then litter can […]

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