Irish pilotfarmers visit farms in Northern Germany
As part of the farmer cross visit element of the Resilience for Dairy initiative, programme member Dr. George Ramsbottom, Teagasc, Ireland arranged for a group of 15 farmers to travel with him to Germany to meet another member of the R4D team, Dr. Ralf Loges from Kiel University. With Dr. Loges help they visited 7 farms in three days. One of the farms is owned by an Irish farming family, the Costellos and located at Brandenburg. The remaining 6 farms, which included a visit to the Kiel University Lindhof farm were located in the vicinity of Kiel.
In the follwing article George reports on the cross visit.
The article was published in the Teagasc bimonthly publication Today Farm.