Technology Demonstration Farms

CAFRE is establishing a network of Technology Demonstration Farms. This scheme aims to increase the rate of technology adoption on Northern Irish farms.
The first stage is the recruitment of farmers across Northern Ireland who are using the latest technologies and innovations in their sector.
Selection will be on a competitive basis. If you are selected you will showcase your story and experiences to small groups of visiting farmers.

This scheme is part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme and is part funded by the European Union.

Hosts will be provided with:

  • Training
  • Technical support from a CAFRE technologist
  • IT and other equipment to support the delivery of demonstrations
  • A Support Assistant to assist during visit
  • A payment for hosting each demonstration

Initially applications will be invited form farmers who can demonstrate technologies within the following themes

  • Dairy
    • Feed Efficiency
    • Slurry Management
    • Lameness Reduction
  • Beef
    • Grassland Management
    • Fertility
  • Pigs
    • Feed efficiency

When the TDFs have been appointed, groups of farmers will be invited to visit these farms and find out about the latest technologies and innovations in their sector.

If you would like to find out more about this scheme you can submit an expression of interest here and we will contact you wen new information becomes available.

Otherwise, keep an eye on the CAFRE website and social media pages @DiscoverCAFRE for any new details and application opening and closing times.

For further information on the Technology Demonstration Farms scheme email: