July 31, 2020

Preparing for autumn calving

As we approach August, many suckler farms will be turning their attention to autumn calving.  Being well prepared before calving starts will help to ensure a successful season. Noel McNeill, […]

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July 31, 2020

New Dairy Beef enterprise on Carnlough Farm

Stephen Flanagan, CAFRE Beef and Sheep adviser The dairy calf to beef sector in Northern Ireland is an important and growing industry and many members of CAFRE’s Suckler Cow Business […]

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July 29, 2020

Changing Direction – Taking the Robotic Route.

Gordon Campbell farms 120 hectares on the outskirts of Ballymoney along with his father Wilson. They milk 160 cows alongside a poultry enterprise. Recently they have made the change from […]

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Sausage making competition
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July 16, 2020

Keeping clover in your reseed

Jayne Mooney, CAFRE Biodiversity Technologist Clover forms a useful addition to a grass sward.   In addition to reducing the need for artificial fertiliser and its high feed value, clover also […]

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July 16, 2020

Making plans for a return to Campus life

CAFRE is well advanced in its preparations to resume face-to-face delivery of its education and knowledge transfer programmes whilst complying with government advice. Martin McKendry, CAFRE Director, met with CAFRE […]

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July 10, 2020

Alleviating Soil Compaction

Olwen Gormley, CAFRE Senior Dairy Adviser, Enniskillen Soil compaction has become a significant problem on many farms with the typical wet Northern Irish climate, the trend towards heavier machinery and […]

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July 10, 2020

Profitable Dairy Production

David Mackey, CAFRE Dairying Adviser The effects of lockdown arising from the Covid-19 pandemic have effected everyone. Dairying Advisers at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) have […]

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July 9, 2020

Hedge Cutting Dates Reminder

Robert Beggs, Sustainable Land Management Branch, CAFRE Hedgerows are a characteristic feature of our landscape and in Northern Ireland we have the highest density of field boundaries in the UK.  […]

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July 9, 2020

Drainage – is it working for you?

Stephen Flanagan, CAFRE Beef and Sheep Adviser Maintenance of existing drainage systems Many drainage systems put in place in the period of capital grant schemes are still working effectively and […]

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First Year National Diploma students
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