Support for Sheep Farmers
The CAFRE Sheep 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.
Sheep 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.
Northern Ireland Sheep Programme
Northern Ireland Sheep Programme (NISP) is a collaborative initiative between CAFRE, Dunbia and the Irish Farmers Journal..
Online Sheep Conference 2022: Resilience through health & environment
CAFRE together with industry partners UFU, NSA, AFBI, LMC and NIMEA bring a series of webinars discussing ‘bringing resilience and productivity together.
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.
Technology Demonstration Farms
Technology Demonstration Farms (TDFs) are part of the new Innovation Technology Evaluation Demonstration Scheme (ITEDS).
CAFRE has one sheep TDFs theme:
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.
Sheep Technical Resources
Technical resources relating to sheep production systems in Northern Ireland are available.
Your local adviser based in selected DAERA Direct Offices, supported by technologists based at Greenmount Campus can help you to take your business forward.
COVID-19 support for producers, growers and processors
COVID-19 related support is available.