Teagasc/Dairygold Joint Programme
Teagasc/Dairygold Joint Programme 2014 - 2017 - Profit from Sustainable Farming
Vision and Objectives
The vision for the Teagasc Dairygold Joint Programme is that it can be the vehicle through which Teagasc and Dairygold work together to ensure a consistent delivery of relevant messages to all Dairygold suppliers, leading to necessary change and ultimately, an efficient and sustainable supplier base for Dairygold. The specific objectives for this programme are as follows:
- To ensure the long-term sustainability of Dairygold Co-op and its milk suppliers by advocating the adoption of resilient systems of milk production, thereby ensuring increased milk supply to Dairygold Co-op.
- To increase the efficiency of milk production by all Dairygold suppliers through the increased adoption of research backed best practice in the areas of grassland management, breeding/ herd fertility, milk quality and cost control.
- To ensure all milk suppliers have access to Teagasc research and technologies and are adequately supported in their efforts to adopt best practices.
- To deliver an industry good initiative focussed on the education of Dairygold milk suppliers.