Major dairy conference in Emyvale today

Irish consumers are being encouraged to get in the know about the influence their diets have on the environment.

The National Dairy Council is hosting a seminar today to highlight the positive impact Irish dairy farms have on the climate. It, along with Teagasc and Lakeland Dairies, are hosting a seminar in Emyvale today to educate consumers about the importance of buying Irish in the supermarket.

The event will take place on the farm of the McKenna family in Derrygasson, who were the NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards last year.

We are one of the best places in the world to operate a grass based dairy farming system, as 99 percent of the water used comes from natural sources. The council wants consumers to think more about supporting our sustainable farms when they are doing the food shop.

Chief Executive Zoe Kavanagh says dairy farming isn’t just good for the environment – it’s also good for our economy: