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July 10, 2020

Alleviating Soil Compaction

Olwen Gormley, CAFRE Senior Dairy Adviser, Enniskillen Soil compaction has become a significant problem on many farms with the typical wet Northern Irish climate, the trend towards heavier machinery and […]

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July 10, 2020

Profitable Dairy Production

David Mackey, CAFRE Dairying Adviser The effects of lockdown arising from the Covid-19 pandemic have effected everyone. Dairying Advisers at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) have […]

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July 9, 2020

Hedge Cutting Dates Reminder

Robert Beggs, Sustainable Land Management Branch, CAFRE Hedgerows are a characteristic feature of our landscape and in Northern Ireland we have the highest density of field boundaries in the UK.  […]

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July 9, 2020

Drainage – is it working for you?

Stephen Flanagan, CAFRE Beef and Sheep Adviser Maintenance of existing drainage systems Many drainage systems put in place in the period of capital grant schemes are still working effectively and […]

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First Year National Diploma students
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July 3, 2020

Stay SAFE, Stay Alert, Stay Alive

Covid-19 and a “SAFE” farm- are there similarities? Regina McBennett CAFRE, Agri-environment adviser, Armagh One by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic is that we have never had so many public health […]

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Cereal Trial plots
July 2, 2020

Choose Winter Cereal Varieties Carefully

Robin Bolton, CAFRE Senior Crops Development Adviser As harvest approaches, thoughts should be starting to turn to next seasons crops. Robin Bolton, CAFRE Senior Crops Development Adviser, points out that […]

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June 30, 2020

Reducing lameness in your sheep flock

Jack Friar, CAFRE Beef & Sheep Adviser, Armagh Lameness is a common and persistent problem in some sheep flocks. Lameness is a serious health and welfare issue causing pain and […]

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June 30, 2020

Managing Fly and Midge Irritation

Flies and midges are the most obvious external irritants affecting horses and ponies during summer.  Many horses and ponies find flies extremely irritating, both mentally and physically, and will struggle […]

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