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Thousands of dairy farmers attended Moorepark’23, the Teagasc National Dairy Event, which took place recently.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘Securing a Sustainable Future’. Since milk quota removal the dairy industry has gone through a transformation. This has occurred against the backdrop of an economic crisis, a global pandemic and the war in Ukraine. 

Teagasc says it’s now important to take stock of the next phase of development for the dairy industry as a whole. Future developments require close alignment with EU and national policy objectives, particularly focussing on reduced carbon emissions, improved animal welfare, better water and air quality and greater biodiversity.

Michael Egan is a Research Officer with the Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre and is this week’s guest.