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RTU supply ready mixed concrete for CAFRE Greenmount


New sheep handling facilities at CAFRE Greenmount

The Department of Agriculture has invested £825,000.00 in a new sheep housing and handling facility at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise's (CAFRE) Greenmount Campus.

The Hill Farm Development Centre is located at Glenwherry, midway between Ballymena and Larne. It comprises of 110 suckler cows and 1,100 ewes.

The new facilities will allow students and local sheep farmers access to innovative technologies which will enable them to learn about the very latest sheep rearing and management techniques, according to the department.

RTU were delighted to be selected by contractor, Quinn Automatic Ltd, to supply over 800m3 of ready mix concrete to the new CAFRE Hill Farm with works completed in October 2016.

RTU have the experience and expertise supplying agricultural projects across the province, knowing what concrete mixes suit different applications and have recently acquired a new piece of equipment, a telescopic conveyor lorry, used to place concrete directly into foundations, floors and shuttering for sheds and silo's.

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