Kilkenny family quit Greenfield Farm project to return to ‘day-to-day’ farming
GLANBIA has confirmed the owners of Greenfield Farm project have decided to withdraw from the county Kilkenny project.
In a statement, the company said it “fully respects” the decision of the Phelan family to return to day-to-day farming on the land near Clara.
The Board of Glanbia Ireland said it believed the Greenfield Farm project has “successfully generated the data required to meet the original objectives”.
Glanbia Ireland Chairman Martin Keane added: “The project has generated a large volume of data for knowledge transfer and was a huge resource, particularly for new entrants to milk production. This information will remain available through Teagasc.”
“Glanbia Ireland remain committed advocates of the grass based milk production system promoted by Teagasc as the optimum milk production system for the vast majority of Irish dairy farmers.
“We are currently close to finalising agreement with Teagasc on the next phase of our joint Farm Development programme – replacing the recently concluded 2015-2018 Monitor Farm Programme.”
The partners in the Greenfield Farm are the Agricultural Trust, Glanbia Ireland and the Phelan family.