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Agriculture

Support for Pig Farmers

The CAFRE Pig 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. Advisers based at Greenmount Campus can help you to take your business forward.


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Pigs Technical Support

Advisers based at Greenmount Campus, translate the latest research findings and communicate these to the industry through Business Development Groups and technical publications and press articles. 


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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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Business Development Groups

Business Development Groups (BDGs) meet regularly with BDG training events held on members’ farms and for the pig and poultry sectors, in hotel and college meeting rooms due to biosecurity. The scheme uses a group approach to improve the technical efficiency of farm businesses.


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Pig Technical Resources

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


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CAFRE Contacts

Advisers based at Greenmount Campus can help you to take your business forward.