May 29, 2020

Food Safety Guidance for Local Producers

Russell Ramage, CAFRE Food Technologist Local food producers have been at the forefront in the supply of high quality food products during the unprecedented times that have been experienced during […]

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May 27, 2020

Reduce Costs with Clover Swards

Ruth Ruddell, CAFRE Sustainable Land Management The current Covid-19 pandemic means profitable and cost effective systems are more important than ever to help farm businesses continue to meet the needs […]

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May 27, 2020

Making Use of Technology on the Dairy Farm

Judith McCord, CAFRE Dairying Development Adviser, Downpatrick Brookvale farm situated just outside Dromore, Co.Down is where Richard Lilburn farms with his father Thomas, mother Olive and wife Pamela. The farm […]

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May 21, 2020

Is your dosing pump feeding your plants correctly?

Mark Huey Horticulture Adviser CAFRE Fertigation supplies essential nutrients as soluble nutrients through the irrigation system to produce a healthy crop. The concentration of nutrients in the irrigation water is […]

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May 19, 2020

Preparation for Second Cut Silage

Christopher Breen, CAFRE Dairying Development Adviser, Enniskillen Soil sampling results are key to working out how much slurry and fertiliser to apply. If you do not have these results no […]

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May 19, 2020

Top quality silage – No problem

Kevin McGrath, CAFRE Beef and Sheep Adviser, Omagh Over the years AFBI have analysed thousands of silage samples. Lots of advice and articles have been written on the topic but […]

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May 19, 2020

Contract Dairy Heifer Rearing

Gavin Duffy, CAFRE Dairy Development Adviser Rearing dairy herd replacements represents a major investment by dairy producers in the future of their business. In the majority of cases farmers will […]

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May 15, 2020

Meeting the Challenges of Managing Large Dairy Herds

Kenneth Johnston, CAFRE Farm Innovation Visit Scheme Manager At the moment the Farm Innovation Visits Scheme has been suspended due to travel and social distancing restrictions. This Scheme offers farmers […]

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May 15, 2020

Consider Postgraduate study at CAFRE

If you are in the final year of your undergraduate course, this certainly isn’t the 2020 that we expected. At this time of the year you would have been trying […]

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May 14, 2020

Mind your ppms – they are very important

Mark Huey, Horticulture Adviser, Greenmount Campus, CAFRE Fertigation is a method of fertiliser application in which fertiliser is incorporated within irrigation water and distributed evenly by a drip system. It […]

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May 13, 2020

Use of Lime to Maximise Soil Nutrient Performance

Mary Ann Alexander, CAFRE Agri-Environment Adviser, Magherafelt There are many benefits to spreading lime on farm. Lime is a soil conditioner and controls the soil acidity by neutralising the effects […]

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May 13, 2020

Grazing Cows this Summer

Michael Verner, CAFRE Dairying Development Adviser, Newry In recent years there appear to have been more and more cows being housed over the summer months. In some cases this may […]

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