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Wednesday - 11th November

Sustainable Farming: Farm to Fork

On Wednesday the event focused on how we can grow dairy farming sustainably as well as understand how new technologies are being incorporated into food science.

If you missed anything on the day of this event, catch up by watching the recording below!

This event focused on how we can grow dairy farming sustainably as well as understand how new technologies are being incorporated into food science. Pre-recorded broadcasts: grass measuring, milking, and food processing, VISTAMILK SFI research centre. RTÉ’s Damien O’Reilly brings us on this virtual event.

Choosing Our Future

This short video features seven people who are in a variety of different careers in the Irish dairy industry. Find out about the different career paths that each of them took to their current exciting and rewarding career! 

Panelitst - Q&A

Topics

Grass Growth – Deirdre Hennessy

Deirdre Hennessy will begin the webinar by describing some interesting facts about grass and how it grows.

Cows & their digestive system – Ellen Fitzpatrick

PhD student Ellen Fitzpatrick’s goes on to tell us what cows like to snack on and how their digestive system works.

Grazing – Emer Kennedy

Emer Kennedy describes grazing and just how much grass a cow eats in a day. Emer also tells us how much milk a cow produces in her lifetime.

Genetics – Alan Twomey

Alan Twomey explores the fascinating world of genetics and how important it is for the dairy herd.

Methane Gas – Ben Lahart

Ben Lahart tells us about methane and why it’s important to research this important greenhouse gas.

Milk & Nutrients - Nanik Puwanti, Charlotte

Researchers Nanik and Charlotte tell us about some of the important nutrients found in milk and how we make cheese from milk.