CAFRE

CAFRE alum working in the USA to speak at online event

CAFRE alum working in the USA to speak at online event

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) invites past and current Loughry Food students and staff to join...

September 23, 2021

Fancy becoming one of NI’s new Sheep Technology Demonstration Farms?

Fancy becoming one of NI’s new Sheep Technology Demonstration Farms?

Farmers who would like to see their flock become one of Northern Ireland’s two new Sheep Technology Demonstration Farms have...

September 15, 2021

Year one of protein crop trial heavily subscribed in Northern Ireland

Year one of protein crop trial heavily subscribed in Northern Ireland

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has confirmed that 80 farmers successfully applied for the first year...

August 30, 2021

Barley harvest underway in Northern Ireland

Barley harvest underway in Northern Ireland

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) senior agriculture advisor Robin Bolton has confirmed that the first of this...

July 26, 2021

CAFRE to host potato haulm flailing workshop

CAFRE to host potato haulm flailing workshop

A field day run by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) will help potato growers with alternatives...

July 14, 2021

Changes to CAFRE fees likely to impact families of migrant workers most

Changes to CAFRE fees likely to impact families of migrant workers most

New legislation introduced as a result of Brexit could cut students out of agri-food education in Northern Ireland. The new...

July 12, 2021

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry is to take a leaf from the aerospace industry’s book, in harnessing robots within production lines....

July 1, 2021

New appointments announced for CAFRE advisory group

New appointments announced for CAFRE advisory group

A new chairperson and member have been appointed to the College Advisory Group, which oversees the College of Agri-Food and...

June 30, 2021

Building resilience into a beef enterprise in Co. Fermanagh

Building resilience into a beef enterprise in Co. Fermanagh

Recent years have seen Fermanagh suckler beef producer John Egerton improve the efficiency and resilience of his beef enterprise. He...

June 22, 2021

Asulam granted emergency authorisation in UK for 2021

Asulam granted emergency authorisation in UK for 2021

Emergency approval has been granted in the UK for herbicide Asulam, a chemical effective for bracken control. Application can commence...

June 16, 2021

Take full advantage of buoyant lamb prices – CAFRE

Take full advantage of buoyant lamb prices – CAFRE

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is advising farmers to take full advantage of the buoyant lamb...

June 3, 2021

Two new Beef Technology Demonstration Farms unveiled for NI

Two new Beef Technology Demonstration Farms unveiled for NI

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Entreprise (CAFRE) has unveiled Northern Ireland’s two newest Beef Technology Demonstration Farms. John...

May 31, 2021

Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

Nine commercial Northern Ireland dairy farms have been selected to showcase how technology could solve common farm problems and boost...

May 18, 2021

Key metrics to managing grass and grazing – CAFRE

Key metrics to managing grass and grazing – CAFRE

The 2021 grazing season is now in full swing across Northern Ireland, but is proving a challenge in managing grass...

May 13, 2021

£10 million allocated for new NI beef research centre

£10 million allocated for new NI beef research centre

£10 million of funding has been secured for a new beef research centre for the Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute (AFBI)...

May 12, 2021

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