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January 4, 2018

CAFRE Dairy Open Days

The 200 cow CAFRE Dairy Herd is used in the education and training of full and part-time students in practical dairy herd husbandry and management skills. The key areas include […]

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December 19, 2017

Bursaries awarded to winning students

Christmas came early for twenty-two successful agriculture and horticulture students with the CAFRE Bursary programme at Greenmount Campus. A total of £22,000 was distributed in the Awards Presentation on Friday […]

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December 11, 2017

Start the New Year with CAFRE Equine courses

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) provides a range of education, training and technology transfer programmes for the equine industry. For anyone interested in developing their equine knowledge there are […]

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Business Planning Seminars
November 27, 2017

Business Planning Seminars Ready to Roll

Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) is an initiative being managed by CAFRE and is a key element of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. The Business Planning theme of Farm Family […]

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November 21, 2017

Save the Date of a Business Planning Seminar

A number of seminars focusing on areas impacting on farm businesses have been organised by CAFRE in partnership with Rural Support to be delivered throughout Northern Ireland over the coming […]

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November 17, 2017

Level 2 Apprenticeship in the Equine Industry

CAFRE is currently recruiting for the new Level 2 Apprenticeship in the Equine Industry which will begin in mid December 2017. This is a work based training course that enables […]

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Arable Conference 2018
November 16, 2017

2018 Arable Conference

The organising committee of this year’s CAFRE, UAS, UFU Arable Conference met earlier this month.  The Conference date has been set for Thursday 11th January 2018 and again it will be […]

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November 13, 2017

Planning for the Winter

The prolonged wet weather has resulted in a potential shortage of fodder or poor quality silage for some farms. CAFRE have organised a series of farmer meetings in the west […]

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Medallion Of Excellence
November 1, 2017

It’s official – Adam is a man of excellence

CAFRE horticulture graduate, Adam Ferguson was awarded a Medallion of Excellence at the Worldskills Finals in Abu Dhabi. Ballymena-man Adam had beaten off thousands of fellow students and apprentices to […]

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Karen Massey - Level 3 Floristry
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Robotics Automation in Food Processing seminar October 2017
October 27, 2017

Time for Robotics in the Food Industry

“Northern Ireland Food and Drinks companies are encouraged to consider investment in robotics an automation and to avail of the help and assistance available to them.” This was the message relayed […]

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Beef Cattle
October 19, 2017

BETTER Farm Beef Challenge NI

The BETTER Farm Beef Challenge NI is a joint venture between the Irish Farmers Journal (IFJ), Anglo Beef Processors (ABP) and College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE). The […]

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