27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting: Sustainable Milk and Meat Production

The 27th General Annual Meeting of the European Grassland Federation will be held in Cork, Ireland, from 17 to 21 June 2018. Organised by the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc), the meeting will offer attendees the opportunity to explore and experience dairy, beef and sheep production from grassland.

The meeting will be organised around the following plenary and poster sessions:

  • Resilient plants for grass-based ruminant production systems, adapting grassland systems to the dynamics of climate and resource availability
  • Appropriate livestock for grasslands, key characteristics of animals adapted to and suitable for grasslands
  • Environmental influences on grassland systems – consequences of climate change, mitigation strategies, and impacts on ecosystems
  • Social and economic impacts of grass based ruminant production
  • Big data and smart technologies in grassland
  • Knowledge transfer to stakeholders


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