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Minister McConalogue’s Vision for the Future of Dairy

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to discuss his vision for the future of Dairy Farming in Ireland.

Minister McConalogue shares his positivity for the future of the Irish dairy industry with scope for new entrant dairy farms as well as growth for viability on existing dairy farms which he justifies by acknowledging that dairy has provided the value growth to the agriculture sector.

Notwithstanding this, Minister McConalogue emphasises the necessity for all farmers to implement emission reduction measures on dairy farms and as well as future technologies such as feed additives.

He also recognises a shift in the conversation around food security and its balance with environmental targets within the EU and internationally arising from the disruption to supply chains from Ukraine and Russia following the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

For more episodes from the Dairy Edge podcast go to the show page at:  www.teagasc.ie/thedairydge 

The Dairy Edge is a co-production with LastCastMedia.com