Oct 02

Sharing Information is Key

Sharing Information is Key

The whole ethos of Alltech’s Global 500 Event is to bring farmers together to discuss ideas for improving profitability on their home farms. During the 2 days of meetings – on October 2nd and 3rd – farmers will have the opportunity to meet their peers from around the world and engage in dialogue and idea sharing. There is a mind-boggling array of farming systems globally.  Often farmers can only learn how other regions produce their meat and milk through media sources.

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Oct 02

A Look at Sainte Maure Dairy Farm

A Look at Sainte Maure Dairy Farm

Sainte Maure - an agricultural high school near Troyes, Aube, in France, has a dairy farm with 120 cows. The milk collected is used to produce Chaource cheese, according to AOC specifications.

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Oct 02

Where Are All These Farmers Coming From?

Where Are All These Farmers Coming From?

This week an impressive group of 761 farmers from around the world have converged in Dublin, Ireland for Alltech’s Global 500 event. The streets of Dublin are playing host to these farmers from fifty countries – from Austria to Vietnam and most dairy and beef producing countries in between. Three hotels in the leafy suburb of Ballsbridge in Dublin have been booked-out and the renowned RDS venue is playing host to the two days of meetings.

So where are all these farmers coming from? 

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Oct 02

Farmers Visiting Farmers

Farmers Visiting Farmers

There is no substitute for face to face interaction. Some of the best interaction at Global 500 takes place on our farm tours, which are scheduled before and after the sessions. Dairy and beef farmers from all over the world had the chance Monday and Tuesday to visit some of Ireland’s most progressive farms. Tours are also scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Over the next several weeks we will be posting interviews from the Irish host farmers and farmers from all over the world who went on the tours.

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