August 27, 2020

Simon roots for success

A College of Agriculture and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Master’s student is striving for success in the European ‘From Leaf to Root: Holistic use of Vegetables’ […]

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August 27, 2020

Improving cubicle comfort

The next month provides a last opportunity to make any changes before the winter to improve cubicle comfort. An uncomfortable cubicle means, cows lying less, ruminating less, more prone to […]

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August 19, 2020

Waiting for examination grades?

Do you know a young person who is waiting for receiving their examination grades this month? CAFRE offers a range of agri-food and rural education courses across three campus sites […]

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August 18, 2020

Profit from Improving Animal Health and Welfare

Recent years have seen increasing consumer interest and retailer focus on animal welfare within food production systems. Indeed, the maintenance of high UK standards is potentially a significant factor in […]

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August 18, 2020

Handle apples like eggs

Kieran Lavelle, Horticulture Branch, CAFRE With harvesting of Bramley’s Seedling fruit now upon us, I have outlined some guidelines which should make picking easier for both picker and grower. In […]

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August 13, 2020

Trees for Your Farm – Rowan

By Henry Shaw CAFRE Agri Environment Adviser, Downpatrick One small useful tree you may have growing on your farm, but perhaps not thought about much, is the hardy rowan (Sorbus […]

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August 11, 2020

Producing pigs without zinc oxide

In less than two years the use of zinc oxide (ZnO) for the control of post-weaning diarrhoea will be banned, writes Liz Donnelly, Pig Adviser CAFRE. In June 2017 a […]

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August 7, 2020

Top 5 Tips for Creep Feeding Calves this Autumn

Nigel Gould, CAFRE Beef and Sheep Development Adviser, Enniskillen Now is the time to consider creep feeding spring born calves which are due to be weaned this Autumn. The decision […]

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