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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

Poots announces £75 million investment in CAFRE campuses

Poots announces £75 million investment in CAFRE campuses

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

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 8, 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 30, 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 for Northern Ireland. The region’s demonstration farm network is...

March 24, 2021