Arguing the case for grass-based sustainability

Grass-based production milk and meat production can support soil structure, according to Patrick Holden, CEO of the UK Sustainability Food Trust.

Slowly but surely the merits of grass-based livestock production are coming to the fore. Teagasc’s research on grass-fed dairy production is bringing science to bear on previously anecdotal evidence that the environmental impact of using pasture to produce milk and meat is far more benign that confinement systems which rely on grain buffered diets to produce food.

Prestigious Plunkett Award for Parsons


The outstanding lifelong contribution to the Irish co-operative movement by Michael Parsons (the former Chairman and a current director of Kilkenny Co-operative Mart and a former director of Glanbia Co-operative) has been recognised nationally with the co-operative industry’s highest national honour - The Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour.