Posts Tagged: CAFRE

Living in clover

The Armagh College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) group had its second meeting on the farm of David and Matthew Brownlee near Loughgall…
Planning ahead for winter 2013/14

The View from Northern Ireland: Robert Bryson runs a herd of 165 Holstein Friesians on 105 hectares near Loughbrickland, Co Down in Northern Ireland. …
Advice on compulsory BVD testing

The View from Northern Ireland: The Department of Agricultural and Rural Development in Ireland (DARD) has announced public awareness sessions regarding consultation on…
Stop the rush

The View from Northern Ireland: Rushes are a common feature on many farms throughout Northern Ireland and are usually found in damp ground…
Ballycairn Holsteins Open Day

The View from Northern Ireland: William and Andrew McCollum manage the 300-cow herd of Ballycairn Holsteins and replacement heifers at their farm just…
Grass reseeding advice

The View from Northern Ireland: Management notes from the staff from the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) were published this week…
The benefits of biomass

The View from Northern Ireland: A series of workshops exploring the benefits of heating with biomass and the renewable heat incentive (RHI) for…
Concentrate feeding for cows

A View from Northern Ireland: A number of Armagh dairy farmers are monitoring their cow’s margin over concentrate (MOC) performance. At a recent College…
NI fodder taskforce action plan

A Northern Ireland View: Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today published an Action Plan agreed by the members of the fodder taskforce. The Minister…