March 7, 2019

Equine Foot Balancing Course for Farriers

CAFRE Enniskillen Campus hosted the first Equine Foot Balance Course run in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Farriers (WCF).  The course involved four trainers from the WCF, Simon Moore […]

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March 7, 2019

Dates for Responsible Use of Antibiotics

 Additional Dates for Responsible Use of Antibiotics on the Dairy Farm Workshops  A further eight ‘Responsible Use of Antibiotics in the Dairy herd’ workshops have been organised throughout March. This […]

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March 6, 2019

Additional Making Tax Digital Seminars

Due to the high level of demand a further three Making Tax Digital seminars focusing on areas impacting on farm businesses have been organised by CAFRE in partnership with Rural […]

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March 5, 2019

CAFRE students visit Better Farm Beef Challenge

Visit by BSc2 Agricultural Technology students to the Better Farm Beef Challenge NI farm of Fionbharr Hamill, Downpatrick. Darryl Boyd, CAFRE Beef Advisor, described the use of kale for outwintering […]

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March 4, 2019

“Measure to manage” on Poyntzpass dairy farm

Adviser Michael Verner discussing feeding management with John Rafferty at the group meeting A joint meeting of the Newry and Banbridge Business Development Groups was held recently on the farm […]

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March 1, 2019

Pesticide Storage. Are you covered?

Suppliers storing pesticides for sale or supply must hold a BASIS Certificate of Competence. The ‘Code of practice for suppliers of pesticides to agriculture, horticulture and forestry’ backed up by […]

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March 1, 2019

Hurry, BDG Scheme Closing for Applications

CAFRE has announced that new applications to the Business Development Groups (BDG) scheme must be submitted before 4pm on Tuesday 5 March 2019. Eric Long, Head of the Knowledge Advisory […]

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February 28, 2019

Horticulture careers

Students thoughts were focused on jobs, careers and career progression at the recent horticulture careers forum.   Paul Mooney Head of Horticulture welcomed Katie Price and John Collum from Writtle […]

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February 28, 2019

Production and marketing options for beef

The County Armagh beef finisher Business Development Groups (BDG’s) recently had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Irish Farmers Journal (IFJ) to discuss the potential marketing options for […]

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February 28, 2019

Benchmarking can help

Kevin O’Donnell, CAFRE Business Technologist and Neil Badger discussing the new annual CAFRE Beef and Sheep Benchmarking Report. Just recently Neil hosted a Benchmarking meeting for his local Business Development […]

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HRH The Princess Royal
February 26, 2019

Princess Royal Visits CAFRE

HRH The Princess Royal visited CAFRE Enniskillen Campus to meet students and staff.  Naoisa Faux, second year BSc Honours in Equine Management student, tells us about her chat with The […]

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Antibiotics Workshop
February 7, 2019

As little as possible, as much as necessary

The principle of ‘As little as possible, as much as necessary’ is a central message of the recently launched workshops on ‘Responsible use of Antibiotics in the Dairy Herd’. The […]

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February 1, 2019

PA1 Safe Use of Pesticides Course

CAFRE offers a range of agricultural short courses with the aim of developing people in the land-based and rural sectors. These courses are suitable for farmers/growers, farm family members, people […]

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Calf
January 30, 2019

Calf rearing visit to The Netherlands

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is offering dairy farmers who rear their own herd replacements, the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands to learn about innovative […]

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