30 May ASSAP Pilot Farms
Arrabawn Co Op has 10 pilot farms for the ASSAP program. The farms are located in the surrounding Priority Areas for Action (PAA). The 10 pilot farms are located across Tipperary (4) Offaly (3) and Galway (3). The pilot farms are part of a collaboration with Teagasc. The purpose of the collaborative programme between Teagasc and Arrabawn is to improve efficiency on farm leading to an improved return for the milk supplier while also promoting sustainable farm practices – specifically those practices leading to an improvement in water quality. Two key deliverables from the programme will be: (1) the implementation of tailored nutrient management plans (NMP’s) by each of the pilot farmers; and (2) the sharing of the lessons learned from the pilot farmers experiences with other milk suppliers.
For any information on the ASSAP programme contact Paddy Purcell 087 0963869.