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Moorepark Open Day Booklet 2021 - Irish Dairying - Delivering Sustainably

14 September 2021
Type Booklet

View recent research findings from the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Programme

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The Irish dairy industry has been the fastest growing dairy-sector in the EU during the last 10 years. the industry is also a major focal point for discontent among both national and international industry commentators who perceive that this expansion is being achieved at the cost of accelerated climate change via growing agricultural emissions, reduced water and air quality (ammonia emissions) and reduction in biodiversity. In the future, dairy farmers must operate farming systems that are financially profitable while at the same time environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable.