The National Dairy Council Farmer Ambassador Programme brings together a team of people involved in the production of Irish dairy, who act as advocates and spokespeople for Ireland’s family-farm-based, grass-fed dairy production system.
They are champions for the many initiatives being employed to make Irish dairy ever more sustainable and environmentally-friendly – and they are all keen to speak about what they are doing and what needs to be done.
Ireland’s dairy farmers work tirelessly to care for their farms, their animals and the land that they steward. Irish dairy is synonymous with quality and is recognised globally for being produced to the highest standards.
Irish milk has the lowest carbon footprint – at 0.97kg CO2 eq per litre of fat and protein corrected milk (FPCM) – of almost any milk produced anywhere in the world.
Projections estimate relatively sustained global demand for EU dairy produce to at least 2031. One way of minimising the climate impact of meeting the world’s demand for dairy is to produce as much of it as possible in Ireland, the country with the lowest milk carbon footprint, litre for litre, of almost any milk produced anywhere.
NDC Farmer Ambassadors are spokespeople for Irish dairy and the farming practices that deliver what many people believe to be the best dairy in the world.
They are passionate advocates for: