Report NameImproving Nutrient Management and Protecting Water Quality
The expansion of the dairy sector in Ireland has the potential to bring about significant economic benefits for the Irish economy. However, with those benefits comes the risk to the environment and in particular, our water quality.
In order to fully realise the opportunities of the dairy industry, we should view water quality as an asset and as a risk factor, which needs to be better managed. International customers for our dairy produce insist that it is produced in an environmentally friendly manner from farm to processor.
As dairy farmers, we need to protect and enhance our image as the most environmentally friendly and sustainable producer of dairy produce in the world. Our water quality is a key indicator of our environmental impact and we need to ensure we continue to maintain and improve this key metric.
Niall’s study topic is Improving nutrient Management and protecting Water Quality.