The Chief Executive of Lakeland Dairies, Michael Hanley, is among the guest speakers at a breakfast event organised by the Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science (NIIAS) on the morning of the Winter Fair.
The event, which is sponsored by Alltech, kicks off at 8am (with food served from 7.30am) in the King’s Hall Complex at the President’s Suite. The theme is ‘Producing and processing milk in a quota free era’. Also speaking is Ian McCluggage, the Head of Dairying and Pigs Development Branch at CAFRE, Greenmount.
Urging both members and non-members of NIIAS to attend, Dr Marian Scott the Chair of NIIAS said “We have two excellent speakers who can provide an insight into efficiency and profitability of local dairy production as well as dairy markets and expansion plans for the Irish dairy industry post 2015. It should not to be missed by those with an interest in the Northern Ireland dairy sector”.
Lakeland Dairies are currently Ireland’s second largest dairy processing co-operative, and operate in 15 counties in the northern half of the island of Ireland.
The breakfast event costs £10 for members, £15 for non-members and £7.50 for students. As places are limited pre-booking is essential. Please contact NIIAS executive secretary Kate Curran on or before Monday 9 December on 02892 681078 or email email@example.com
Leading academic addresses challenges facing global food
Professor Charles Godfrey
Professor Charles Godfrey, an expert in the challenges facing the global food system, tackled the issue of ‘sustainable intensification in agri-food’ when he came to Northern Ireland recently.
The event, which was jointly organised by the NI Institute of Agricultural Science (NIIAS) and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), took place at 1.30pm on Friday 29 November at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Hillsborough.
Professor Godfrey is Hope Professor of Zoology at Jesus College, Oxford. He chaired the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government’s Foresight Project on the Future of Food and Farming and is a member of the Strategy Advisory Board of the UK Global Food Security Programme and the Steering Group of the UK Government Green Food Project. He is also a member of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security.
During his presentation, Professor Godfrey provided an insight into the future for agri-food, given the rising global demand for food, and increasing concern for the environment. This was follwed by a question and answer session.
The event was free to attend and was kindly sponsored by Devenish Nutrition.
Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science