share this page

National Dairy Optimisation Portal

Dairy Energy & Technology Seminar


The Irish dairy sector has seen a substantial increase in milk production in recent years due to the abolishment of European milk quotas. However, increased milk production must be met with the sustainable consumption of on-farm energy resources to ensure continued sustainable growth of Ireland’s dairy industry while also minimising the associated environmental impact.

Selecting the appropriate energy technologies for a dairy farm is not a straightforward task as the energy profile of each farm varies considerably depending on herd size, milking routine, parlour configuration, etc. This seminar will focus on recently developed and emerging technologies in the area of efficient dairy farming. A demonstration of the recently launched Dairy Energy Decision Support Tool will be held to display its usage as an energy analysis tool for both economic and environmental decision making.

Researchers from CIT and Teagasc will also present on the following topics:

Selecting the optimal energy technologies for dairy farms

New technologies for improving grasslands utilisation and efficiency

Use of artificial intelligence for predicting energy and water consumption

Grants for energy efficient dairy farming


Attendees will receive a complementary lunch and a networking session will be held during the event.

Date: Wednesday the 7th of March 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Location: Cork Institute of Technology Nimbus Seminar Room

Audience: Dairy farmers, researchers, dairy industry professionals, students and interested members of the public are welcome.

For more information contact us


© 2018 CIT | web development by Granite Digital