Arrabawn's milk awards ceremony told globalisation is 'setting new standards'

Tipperary

Arrabawn's milk awards ceremony told globalisation is 'setting new standards'

Dairy farmers must adopt practises that will help them meet the quality levels demanded by globalization, one of the world’s leading experts on prevention and treatment of mastitis has told Arrabawn suppliers.

Speaking at an Arrabawn Quality Milk Seminar at a packed Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh recently, Prof Palmela Reugg, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said that we may not like it but globalisation has raised the bar and is changing the dairy industry the world over.

Some 21 Arrabawn suppliers were recognised for their milk quality in this year awards, across counties Tipperary, Galway, Offaly, Westmeath, Galway, Clare and Cork.

The event was attended by over 150 Arrabawn suppliers and brought some of the world’s leading experts on milk quality, with Prof Reugg being joined on the podium by Austrlian Dr. John Penry, who is completing a PhD at the University of Wisconsin and has been involved in Australia’s national milk quality and mastitis program, Countdown.

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