Thursday, June 1 marked World Milk Day 2023 and the Agri Aware team were on hand at Bord Bia’s Bloom in the Phoenix Park to celebrate it.
Agri Aware were joined by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue and the Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Development, Farm Safety and New Market Development, Martin Heydon.
Ministers McConalogue and Heydon were joined by Agri Aware’s Executive Director Marcus O’Halloran in celebrating World Milk Day at the Agri Aware Farmyard at Bloom.
Bord Bia’s Bloom in the Phoenix Park took place from Thursday, June 1 until Monday, June 5.
Agri Aware, over the course of the five-day event, carried out milking demonstrations and day one of these demonstrations coincided with World Milk Day.
Many countries, since the first World Milk Day was held in 2001 have participated in the celebrations and the number of countries that do so is growing each year.
World Mik Day gives an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to highlight all that is good about milk and the milk industry.
This year’s World Milk Day focused on how the dairy industry is reducing its environmental footprint, while also providing nutritious foods. The goal is to demonstrate an active narrative that integrates the environment, nutritional and societal impacts of the dairy sector.
Celebrating World Milk Day at Bloom, Agri Aware’s Executive Director Marcus O’Halloran said: “It is important that we recognise the contribution Irish dairy farmers make to the economy through producing a natural and sustainable product that is world renown.
“We were delighted to have the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Development, Farm Safety and New Market Development, Martin Heydon visit us at the Agri Aware Farmyard to recognise and highlight the importance of the Irish dairy sector which consists of over 18,000 farmers.”