CAFRE

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

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

Winter cereals: Crop management update from CAFRE

Winter cereals: Crop management update from CAFRE

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprises (CAFRE) crops advisors are highlighting the impact that a wet autumn, in which...

March 11, 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 management of the 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

CAFRE supports food businesses through Invest NI innovation voucher programme

CAFRE supports food businesses through Invest NI innovation voucher programme

The College of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Loughry Campus has supported small and medium-sized businesses innovate through the...

December 14, 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

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