September 17, 2020

Welfare considerations when weaning foals

Plans should be put in place for the weaning of foals over the forthcoming weeks.  Weaning should be carried out using a method which will maintain the health and safety […]

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Minister of Agriculture and Environment visits the Hill Farm Centre at Glenwherry
September 17, 2020

Minister visits Hill Farm Centre

  CAFRE Senior Management were delighted to welcome Dr Denis McMahon, Permanent Secretary and Agriculture and Environment Minister Edwin Poots to the Hill Farm Centre at Glenwherry. The Hill Farm […]

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September 14, 2020

Preparation for Autumn Calving

On many dairy farms autumn cows will be starting to calve and emphasis switches from grazing and silage making to planning for the winter housing and feeding period, management of […]

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September 11, 2020

Preparing the Yard for Winter

With Northern Irish weather proving predictably unpredictable this autumn, it is never too soon to think about preparing housing and yards for the winter months. It is a good idea […]

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September 8, 2020

CAFRE to host EFS/Agroforestry Information Events

Join Agroforestry Event – 8th September Joining via WebEx is a straight forward process. You can join in through your internet connection where you can see the panel, however if […]

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September 7, 2020

Time for a diet feeding MOT

Diet feeders are now present on approximately 50% of dairy farms in Northern Ireland. Many of these farms use nutritionists to formulate rations – but are cows consistently eating the […]

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September 4, 2020

Apply now for an Invest NI Innovation Voucher

An Invest Northern Ireland Innovation Voucher could help your business tap into specialist knowledge available at The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE). Since 2008 CAFRE has supported […]

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September 3, 2020

Managing suckler calves at weaning

As we approach the back end of the grazing season on suckler farms, weaning of calves will soon become top priority. Your method of weaning calves will generally depend on […]

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September 3, 2020

Stitching-in Clover to your existing grass sward

The incorporation of clover into existing grass swards can result in improvements in animal performance, profitability and reduced greenhouse gases (GHG) – all drivers for long-term sustainability. College of Agriculture, […]

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Equine Apprenticeship
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Painted horse showing skeleton at Enniskillen Campus
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September 1, 2020

Shoes can reduce fertiliser and smell!

Robert Martin, a dairy farmer from Kilkeel, says “I have been using a trailing shoe system for 5 years on my 160 cow dairy unit. I am getting better nutrient […]

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