Glanbia Ireland and its farm family suppliers have hit their Operation Biodiversity tree-planting target a year early.
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Avonmore has switched to paper straws on its milk supplies for over 240 schools nation-wide
FarmGen, Glanbia Ireland’s Solar PV Power Bundle has now been installed on family farms across 13 counties in Glanbia Ireland’s catchment area
FarmGen’s Solar PV rooftop systems help power energy-intensive processes on farm, reducing the costs of milk cooling, vacuum pumps and water heating – the three processes which account for around 80% of total milk parlour energy consumption.
Horticulturist with Glanbia CountryLife Malachy Doherty is living proof of the company’s commitment to sustainability.
Glanbia Ireland has been focused on reducing its energy consumption across its 11 production sites for a considerable time.
Dairy farmer Shane Fitzgerald from Portlaw in County Waterford is Living Proof of the commitment of Glanbia Ireland’s milk suppliers to the sustainability of their family farms and local communities.
Glanbia Ireland is delighted to announce a new five-year sustainability partnership with Teagasc and the wider Agri-food sector through the Signpost Programme.
Glanbia Ireland has launched a new knowledge transfer programme in partnership with the media outlet, the Irish Farmers Journal, called Sustainable Farm Insights.
Habitats such as hedges, watercourses and field margins are features that define the Irish agricultural landscape and boost the biodiversity and sustainability of our farms.
Our Open Source™ Programme is Glanbia Ireland’s sustainability and quality assurance programme that seeks to protect, enhance and promote the integrity of our products from primary producer to end-user.
We understand the importance of promoting soil health and biodiversity on farms. These yield strong benefits in terms of the ecosystems on farm and optimising animal and plant performance.
Glanbia Ireland was one of the driving forces in creating Dairy Sustainability Ireland to help drive change for the future.
We work together with our farmers at every step along the supply chain to realise energy efficiencies for the betterment of the environment and the economic sustainability of the farm.
The commitment of Irish farmers to the animals in their care and our outdoor grass-based milk production system ensures that the health and welfare of animals in Irish dairy herds sets a leading standard internationally.
When it comes to our herds, our cows spend most of the year outside grazing on acres of rich and plentiful grass. Due to our temperate climate with abundant rainfall, in winter they move inside and enjoy a diet of grass ensiled from the fields during summer.
Our teams are continuously assessing the latest technologies and processes to ensure our facilities become ever more efficient and achieve our vision for sustainability.
We are proud to be associated with the creation of a new programme to provide one-to-one on-farm assessments to focus on water quality.
Milk production in Ireland has grown in recent years, both as a result of the removal of milk production quotas in the EU in 2015, and the increasing demand for whey protein globally.
Our Open Source Future Farm programme, run with state advisory body Teagasc, seeks to harness advancements in technology and farm practices to support farmers to make changes for a more profitable and sustainable future.