This study tour will take a group of dairy farmers to the Netherlands to learn about innovative ways to reduce ammonia emissions. Tour participants experienced how Dutch dairy farmers are using the latest technologies in nutrition, housing and flooring systems, slurry storage and slurry application systems to reduce ammonia emissions from their intensive dairy farms.
The tour was led by CAFRE advisers, George Mathers and Alan Agnew. As well as visiting progressive farms the study tour included a visit to the Leeuwaren Dairy Campus Research Centre, a dairy nutrition talk and a visit to a leading manufacturer of slurry application equipment.
The trip itinerary is available HERE.
The group left from Belfast International Airport on the morning of Tuesday 11 June and returned on the evening of the Thursday 13 June 2019
A full report on the visit will be available here soon.