Tackling the energy cost of running the milking parlour
Kieran Mailey
The milking parlour is the most crucial piece of kit on every dairy farm, but it uses a lot of energy. Kieran Mailey reports from a CAFRE open day, where operating costs were outlined to farmers.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmers urged to feed in views on ammonia
A consultation on a draft ammonia strategy closes in NI on 3 March 2023.
1 February 2023 Dealer
Bogs, tourists and the Belturbet road
In the midst of all the big stuff around ammonia emissions, there is always someone on hand to explain the practical reality.
Uncertainty in market, claims fertiliser chief
David Wright reports from the annual conference organised by the Ulster Arable Society, CAFRE and the Ulster Farmers’ Union.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
High food prices presents opportunity for potatoes
High prices could provide an opportunity to build the potato market, according to Bord Bia's Lorcan Burke.
31 January 2023 News
CAFRE outlines best practice in calf rearing
Calf rearing on dairy farms has become a specialised task. Kieran Mailey reports.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Coming out the right side of a difficult year
There are numerous challenges facing farmers in the immediate term including higher concentrate costs, poorer-quality silage and ewes in below optimum body condition.
21 December 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI news round-up: trade bill, food strategy and farm funding loss
Latest news in-brief from across the agri-food industry in Northern Ireland.
14 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Bird flu – ‘Do the right thing’, urges chief vet
David Wright reports from the UFU / CAFRE poultry conference held online on Monday.
7 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Opportunities for farmers in energy sector
Farmers should take control of as much of their energy needs as they can, a local energy expert has suggested.
7 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Complications with bird flu vaccine rollout
Vaccinating for bird flu could have implications for international trade as it is unclear how it would affect the UK’s official avian influenza disease status.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
NI poultry news: Moy Park restart and UFU-CAFRE conference
Moy Park to re-start processing line at Ballymena and poultry conference set for Greenmount.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland