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Teagasc 2027 Dairy Roadmap published at Virtual Dairy Conference

A new Teagasc Dairy Roadmap for 2027 was published during the Teagasc Dairy Conference on 25 November. It includes Market and policy issues; Potential shape and size of sector in 2027; Environmental and land use implications; along with research, advisory and education actions.

Liam Herlihy, Chairman of the Teagasc Authority, launched the Teagasc 2027 Sectoral Roadmap for Dairy today at the second day of the 2020 Teagasc Virtual Dairy Conference.

The Teagasc roadmap illustrates how dairy farmers can adopt new technologies to reduce Greenhouse gases (GHGs) and reduce ammonia emissions. At the Teagasc Curtin’s research farm Teagasc researchers are evaluating grass, grass-clover and multispecies grass swards to evaluate Nitrogen losses, product quality and animal performance. While huge change is necessary in increasing sustainability as part of our contribution to climate action targets within the dairy sector it can be achieved in a step by step approach. Starting with the basics of milking high EBI dairy cattle, practicing excellent grassland management and maintaining good soil fertility and following on to learning to manage with lower Nitrogen fertiliser inputs while maintaining productivity.

 Download the Teagasc 2027 Sectoral Roadmap for Dairy  (PDF)

The Virtual Dairy Conference continues this evening, Wednesday, with the Dairy Edge Podcast at 7pm.  Live from Teagasc Moorepark and presented by Emma Louise Coffey, The Dairy Edge will look at how one farmer has focused on achieving key efficiency targets to sustainably grow his business.

To see the full programme of events for the Virtual Dairy Conference click here https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/dairy-conference/