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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

NI real-time pig software shortlisted for a digital transformation award

NI real-time pig software shortlisted for a digital transformation award

Innovative software designed in Northern Ireland to drive efficiency in the local pig industry has been shortlisted for a prestigious...

June 29, 2020

Ice cream and Covid-19: Adapting to challenges and creating opportunities

Ice cream and Covid-19: Adapting to challenges and creating opportunities

An insight into how the Northern Irish ice cream processing industry is adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 in recent...

June 24, 2020

CAFRE campuses to reopen in September

CAFRE campuses to reopen in September

Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is set to resume face-to-face teaching in September. DAERA Minister, Edwin...

June 22, 2020

Meet Northern Ireland’s 4 new Technology Demonstration Farms

Meet Northern Ireland’s 4 new Technology Demonstration Farms

The first four farms have been picked to form a new network of Technology Demonstration Farms across Northern Ireland aimed...

June 4, 2020

Farmers urged to consider clover swards to lower fertiliser costs

Farmers urged to consider clover swards to lower fertiliser costs

Farmers are being encouraged to consider how clover swards could save them money as the Covid-19 pandemic puts many farm businesses...

June 1, 2020

CAFRE Level 2 courses to be ‘open for business’ from June

CAFRE Level 2 courses to be ‘open for business’ from June

Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has announced plans to open applications for the next round of...

May 21, 2020

Can you afford to miss this grazing opportunity this summer?

Can you afford to miss this grazing opportunity this summer?

As housed dairy systems become more popular, CAFRE staff are advising farmers to reconsider the financial benefits of sticking to...

May 17, 2020

Are worm burdens affecting the performance of your lambs?

Are worm burdens affecting the performance of your lambs?

Worm control is vital if you are aiming to achieve good lamb growth rates and a profitable sheep enterprise. Heavy...

May 15, 2020

What is the cost of silage on conacre?

What is the cost of silage on conacre?

Alan Hopps, senior dairying adviser at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Figures show that the average...

May 9, 2020