CAFRE Public meetings on winter feeding and management issues

Date published: 13 November 2017

The prolonged wet weather has resulted in a potential shortage of fodder or poor quality silage for some farms.

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CAFRE have organised a series of farmer meetings in the west and north of Northern Ireland to provide guidance on farmers on how best to manage feeding over the coming months.

Senior technologists will explain how to assess fodder stocks and review the options to reduce stock or replacing fodder with alternative feeds. They will look at the relative value of purchased fodder/feed and the effect this may have on financial margins.

A vet will also outline the likely health and welfare issues that may arise and the best way to prevent these. Rural Support will also be present at all the events to outline the services and support they can provide to farmers affected by the prolonged wet weather.

The meetings will take place at 7.30pm at the following venues:

  • Omagh            Silverbirch Hotel                       Monday 20 November
  • Enniskillen       Enniskillen Campus, CAFRE   Thursday 23 November
  • Coleraine         Lodge Hotel                             Tuesday 28 November

All farmers are welcome to attend, there is no pre-enrolment required.

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