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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

Northern Ireland arable conference moves online for 2021

Northern Ireland arable conference moves online for 2021

Major Northern Ireland arable conference, the Agronomy and Business Management Conference for Arable Growers, is set to go digital for 2021....

January 4, 2021

Dairy calf-to-beef can boost incomes on suckler farms

Dairy calf-to-beef can boost incomes on suckler farms

Stephen Flanagan is a beef and sheep adviser with the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Northern...

December 23, 2020

DAERA invites applications for Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms

DAERA invites applications for Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms

Applications for a network of Technology Demonstration Farms (TDF) are being invited by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural...

December 4, 2020

Is this the year to reinvest in your sheep flock?

Is this the year to reinvest in your sheep flock?

2020 has seen a remarkable increase in price in the sheep sector for both finished and store lambs. Reports from...

November 7, 2020

CAFRE launches new Honours Degree in Sustainable Agriculture

CAFRE launches new Honours Degree in Sustainable Agriculture

The Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots, has announced the launch of a new Honours Degree in...

November 3, 2020

Soil health: ‘The most valuable tool on your farm is your spade’

Soil health: ‘The most valuable tool on your farm is your spade’

‘Soil health’ is a term coming up more and more frequently among farmers, growers, agronomists and researchers, but what does...

October 21, 2020

CAFRE to host virtual open days as NI ramps up Covid measures

CAFRE to host virtual open days as NI ramps up Covid measures

Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has announced plans to run a series of virtual open...

October 14, 2020

‘Attention to detail is important’ as potato harvest gets into full swing

‘Attention to detail is important’ as potato harvest gets into full swing

As potato harvesting gets into full swing, attention to detail is important to ensure potato crops are not damaged and...

September 27, 2020

CAFRE’s Technology Demonstration Farms get up and running again

CAFRE’s Technology Demonstration Farms get up and running again

Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has announced that its Technology Demonstration Farm programme is back...

September 7, 2020

‘Business case approved’ for new AFBI beef unit

‘Business case approved’ for new AFBI beef unit

A new beef unit for Northern Ireland’s Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is now a step closer. The region’s...

August 28, 2020

NI farmers urged to profit from improving animal health and welfare

NI farmers urged to profit from improving animal health and welfare

CAFRE researchers are exploring how farmers can take advantage of retailer focus on animal welfare within food production systems. Alan...

August 27, 2020

4 new AgriSearch projects secure stage one funding

4 new AgriSearch projects secure stage one funding

Agricultural research body AgriSearch has secured stage one funding for four Northern Ireland based projects. The projects will see AgriSearch...

August 7, 2020

From grass to glass: Selling bottled milk from a vending machine…on the farm

From grass to glass: Selling bottled milk from a vending machine…on the farm

William and Alison Chestnutt have seen a “phenomenal demand” for their milk, as they launched a milk vending machine on...

July 31, 2020

‘Clear evidence’ required for cutting hedges during closed period

‘Clear evidence’ required for cutting hedges during closed period

Northern Irish farmers who wish to cut hedges during the closed period have been warned to ensure they have “clear...

July 9, 2020