CAFRE

Poots marks NI100 with tree-planting event

Poots marks NI100 with tree-planting event

Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, has planted a Coral Bark Maple tree on the grounds of...

May 11, 2021

Introducing a multi-cut silage system – CAFRE

Introducing a multi-cut silage system – CAFRE

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairy advisors have issued guidance to milk producers in Northern Ireland on...

May 10, 2021

CAFRE investment will ensure NI remains ahead of the curve

CAFRE investment will ensure NI remains ahead of the curve

Northern Ireland food and drink leaders have welcomed the announcement by Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots of...

May 6, 2021

Poots announces £75 million investment in CAFRE campuses

Poots announces £75 million investment in CAFRE campuses

Northern Ireland’s agri-food higher education campuses (CAFRE) are set to undergo a transformation as part of a £75 million investment....

May 5, 2021

Grazing deficits now an issue on NI dairy farms

Grazing deficits now an issue on NI dairy farms

Grazing deficits are being reported on many dairy farms in Northern Ireland, as persistent cold temperatures and low rainfall challenge...

April 29, 2021

Northern Ireland agri-food businesses celebrate 2021 Apprenticeship Week

Northern Ireland agri-food businesses celebrate 2021 Apprenticeship Week

Northern Ireland agri-food business Lakeland Dairies is celebrating the benefits of helping students complete their training during this year’s Apprenticeship...

April 26, 2021

Lameness: The not-so-hidden cost on a dairy farm

Lameness: The not-so-hidden cost on a dairy farm

Lameness is a significant problem for the dairy industry as it is not only an important welfare issue, but can...

April 23, 2021

DAERA announces ‘digital poverty’ payments for CAFRE students

DAERA announces ‘digital poverty’ payments for CAFRE students

Students at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) are to be eligible for a share of a...

April 22, 2021

CAFRE advisory body seeks new chairperson and dairy rep

CAFRE advisory body seeks new chairperson and dairy rep

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking a new chairperson and member for CAFRE’s College Advisory...

April 9, 2021

Partnership to train packaging specialists to reduce agri-food plastic use

Partnership to train packaging specialists to reduce agri-food plastic use

A new partnership will fund training for packaging technologists in Northern Ireland in a drive to find more sustainable alternatives...

March 31, 2021

Reducing the carbon footprint of dairy cows

Reducing the carbon footprint of dairy cows

One environmental issue on the horizon is climate change and how dairy farms can reduce their carbon footprint. Brian Finch,...

March 28, 2021

NI to establish 2 arable Technology Demonstration Farms

NI to establish 2 arable Technology Demonstration Farms

The hunt is on for two new arable Technology Demonstration Farms in Northern Ireland. The region’s demonstration farm network is...

March 24, 2021

CAFRE update on protein crops

CAFRE update on protein crops

The recently announced Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Protein Crop Scheme, and the financial support it offers,...

March 23, 2021

CAFRE to launch NI’s first horticulture honours degree course

CAFRE to launch NI’s first horticulture honours degree course

Northern horticulture students can now, for the first time, study for an honours degree within Northern Ireland, Agriculture Minister, Edwin...

March 22, 2021

Getting suckler cows back in-calf after calving this spring

Getting suckler cows back in-calf after calving this spring

The calving season is well underway on some spring-calving suckler herds, so the of the management breeding season may not...

March 5, 2021

CAFRE seminar to examine how UK’s EU Exit will impact NI food labelling rules

CAFRE seminar to examine how UK’s EU Exit will impact NI food labelling rules

The College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is set to host an online event explaining the new post-EU Exit...

January 15, 2021

NI farming families to be offered first aid training from home

NI farming families to be offered first aid training from home

Northern Ireland farming families are to be offered life-saving first aid training online in a bid to reduce the number...

January 13, 2021

Managing drainage systems for improved soil health and performance

Managing drainage systems for improved soil health and performance

Winter and spring is a good time to spend some time evaluating the condition of field drainage systems when problems...

January 9, 2021