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June 30, 2020

Reducing lameness in your sheep flock

Jack Friar, CAFRE Beef & Sheep Adviser, Armagh Lameness is a common and persistent problem in some sheep flocks. Lameness is a serious health and welfare issue causing pain and […]

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June 30, 2020

Managing Fly and Midge Irritation

Flies and midges are the most obvious external irritants affecting horses and ponies during summer.  Many horses and ponies find flies extremely irritating, both mentally and physically, and will struggle […]

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June 18, 2020

PiGIS shortlisted for digital transformation award

We are excited to announce that PiGIS™, jointly developed by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and the CAFRE (College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise), has been shortlisted to […]

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June 17, 2020

Virtual Education Expo – Thursday 18th June 2020

As this new Covid-era necessitates remote contact with prospective students, we are looking forward to being part of the Virtual Education Expo, taking place this coming Thursday 18th June, 10am […]

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June 16, 2020

Tightening the Calving Pattern in the CAFRE Dairy Herd

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Dairying Technologist Stephen Gilkinson, discusses the CAFRE Greenmount Dairy Herd. Stephen says “the Dairy Herd fulfils two main roles: student training and […]

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Pig units must be in constant ‘lockdown’ and operate effective biosecurity with strict hygiene precautions.
June 10, 2020

Effective biosecurity is a ‘must-do’

Mark Hawe, CAFRE Pig Development Adviser Pig producers are well aware of the benefits of strict biosecurity and how effective it is in controlling disease.  Indeed, the vast majority have attended […]

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June 10, 2020

Improving Soil Productivity through Drainage

Trevor Alcorn, CAFRE Dairying Development Adviser The objective of a field drainage system is to remove excess water from the soil therefore improving the conditions for root development and grass […]

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June 8, 2020

Low Emission Slurry Application

Robert Edwards, Sustainable Land Management Branch, CAFRE LESSE (Low Emission Slurry Spreading Equipment) is an effective way to increase the amount of nutrient available, for crop growth, from slurry application, […]

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June 4, 2020

Managing Grass in Summer 2020

Colin McEvoy, CAFRE Beef and Sheep adviser, Downpatrick, Co Down Despite a short spell of rain recently, grass growth for this time of the year is being reported as below […]

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June 4, 2020

High Grass Growth on County Down Dairy Farm

Conail Keown – CAFRE Dairying Development Adviser One of the key targets for Richard Brown is to increase grass growth capacity on his farm just outside Millisle in Co. Down. […]

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