Lakeland Dairies and Teagasc have announced the launch of Phase Three of their Lakeland/Teagasc Joint Research Programme.
The Programme, which is into its sixth year, is aimed at maximising efficiency and profitability for dairy farmers on a sustainable basis for the future.
The Programme uses the findings of locally based research that is relevant to the needs of Lakeland milk suppliers, including technical advice on various areas of farm management and sustainability.
“The Lakeland Dairies / Teagasc Joint Research Programme is a deeply valuable and important initiative. Based on findings from experience on our milk supplying dairy farms, the knowledge that is being developed and the information and advice that we are able to share is excellent,” Lakeland Dairies’ chairman, Alo Duffy, said.
“Anything that improves competitiveness and market returns for dairy farmers is welcome. We are also very grateful to Teagasc for their excellent commitment to the Lakeland programme. We look forward to the achievement of further progress as we continue to advise and support Lakeland dairy farmers.”
Phase Three of the Joint Programme is now underway. In addition to all existing aspects of the current programme, the additional focus for the next three years will be on; Antimicrobial Resistance / Animal Health; Farm Labour Efficiency and Management; and Breeding and Genetics.
The renewed programme was launched on the farm of Mairead and Pat McLoughlin of Birr, Co. Offaly, who are suppliers to Lakeland Dairies. The McLoughlins were recently identified as ‘Champions of Sustainability’ having won the overall Small/Medium Herd Category of the Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards.
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