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Support for Beef Farmers

The CAFRE Beef Team support farmers to develop their business through group based activities, detailed one to one business planning, up-to-date technical support and financial and physical benchmarking services. Your local adviser based in selected DAERA Direct Offices, supported by technologists based at Greenmount Campus can help you to take your business forward.


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Beef Technical Support

Technologists based at Greenmount Campus, translate the latest research findings through a range of projects to make a positive impact on your farm business.


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BETTER Farm Beef Challenge NI

BETTER Farm Beef Challenge NI is a collaborative venture between the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), The Irish Farmers’ Journal and ABP Food Group.


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ABP Angus Youth Challenge

Five school teams are competing in the final stage of the 2020 ABP Angus Youth Challenge and this year five of CAFRE’s Beef Advisers will be mentoring the finalists.


Beef Webinar Series 2021: Building resilience in beef farming sector

CAFRE, AFBI, LMC, NIMEA, NBA and UFU have joined forces to deliver a series of beef webinars with a focus on sustainable beef farming for the future. If you missed the webinars, you can catch up here.


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Farm Innovation Visits

Farm Innovation Visits (FIVs), provide farmers with the opportunity to visit farm businesses in other parts of the UK or Europe to learn about new innovations.


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Technology Demonstration Farms

Technology Demonstration Farms (TDFs) are part of the new Innovation Technology Evaluation Demonstration Scheme (ITEDS). 

CAFRE has two beef TDFs themes


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Business Development Groups

Business Development Groups (BDGs) meet regularly with BDG training events held on members’ farms. The scheme uses a group approach to improve the technical efficiency of farm businesses.


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Beef Technical Resources

Technical resources relating to beef cattle production systems in Northern Ireland are available.


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CAFRE Contacts

Your local adviser based in selected DAERA Direct Offices, supported by technologists based at Greenmount Campus can help you to take your business forward.