The “changing tide of dairy feeding” was just one of the topics discussed at the Dairy 2020 event, hosted by Dairygold and the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) on Tuesday 21 January. The event was held at the Dairygold Agribusiness Centre in Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork.
The dairy industry is constantly evolving
Dairy 2020 featured a range of speakers from across the dairy industry discussing relevant issues for farmers and ASA members such as the science behind the impact of protected nitrogen at farm level and a panel discussion with all speakers. The panel discussion was moderated by Teagasc dairy specialist George Ramsbottom.
Guests were also taken on a guided tour of the newly constructed soils and silage laboratory in the centre as well as the Dairygold feed mill.
ASA president and head of commercial for Dairygold Seámus O’Mahony said: “The dairy industry is constantly evolving and we always aim to ensure our members are fully briefed and up to speed with such changes by hosting events such as Dairy 2020.”
CEO of Munster Bovine Kevin Coffey said: “In climate change, a real focus on actions that are outcome- rather than activity-driven is beneficial to farmers. AI and milk recording are two readily available technologies that can be used on every farm today.”