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April 23, 2020

Plan Ahead Now for Next Year’s Calves

Colin McEvoy CAFRE Beef & Sheep Development Adviser, Downpatrick Conditions for calving suckler cows this spring has been almost ideal due to the dry weather and in spite of the […]

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April 20, 2020

Managing Farm Cashflow during the Covid 19 Pandemic

Martin Reel, Acting Senior Business Technologist, CAFRE Farm businesses in Northern Ireland are facing many challenges at present that are outside of their control. The health and wellbeing of family […]

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April 20, 2020

Preparing livestock for turnout

Noel McNeill, CAFRE, Beef and Sheep Adviser, Newry We are now seeing better spring weather with soil temperatures increasing and grass growth improving. This grass growth will allow cows to […]

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April 17, 2020

Storage of Broiler Litter

Sinéad Mathers CAFRE Pigs and Poultry Agri-environment Adviser If broiler houses have been cleared out and litter disposal cannot take place as normal due to Coronavirus restrictions, then litter can […]

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April 15, 2020

Foaling Down at CAFRE Enniskillen Campus

By Arlene Doris, Equine Lecturer CAFRE has put in place a number of measures to comply with Government restrictions on all non-essential movement outside of the home including providing online […]

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April 9, 2020

Controlling rushes this spring and summer

By Phelim Connolly, CAFRE Agri-Environment Adviser, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh The presence of rushes growing in grasslands are a common sight across Northern Ireland and can be indicative of poorly draining […]

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April 9, 2020

Beef up your breeding – Get the balance right

By Nigel Gould, Beef and Sheep Adviser, College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) The majority of traits we select for in cattle are controlled by many different genes […]

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April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Planning to manage the way ahead

John Sands, Senior Beef and Sheep Adviser, CAFRE Farmers are adopting new approaches in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is essential to follow the latest advice outlined on […]

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April 5, 2020

Slurry and Fertiliser Applications for Late Spring

By the Western CAFRE Dairying Advisers   With the exceptionally wet weather during February and early March, slurry and fertiliser applications have been delayed. On many farms, especially in the […]

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