More than 130 farmers from across Europe will join Alltech this November, for its second annual Alltech Euro Tour. Taking place from November 26-30, the group will tour dairy farms in four different countries over five days.
The Alltech Euro Tour offers a unique opportunity to visit dairy farms in Italy, France, Belgium and Ireland. Farmers will be given a chance to step onto high-performing farms to see how different approaches and innovations are driving profitability in each country.
“Taking a step away from your own farm for a few days to see what other farmers in other countries are doing can be a hugely valuable experience,” explained Cathal McCormack, Alltech Ireland country manager. “The Alltech Euro Tour provides farmers with a chance to meet other like-minded producers to discuss, learn and share ideas that could be relevant to their own farms. The focus of this year’s tour will be on ways to sustain profitable dairy production.”
Beginning in Bologna, Italy, with a welcome reception on the first day of the tour, the group will travel by chartered plane and will finish at Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne, Ireland, the following Friday. In addition to visiting two farms in each country, attendees will have a chance to unwind in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a host of social, cultural and sightseeing delights along the way.
“It’s an absolutely brilliant tour,” said John Crowley, a Kilkenny dairy farmer. “I would highly recommend it — it’s a great break for farmers. You learn an awful lot from meeting other farmers, and you pick up ideas that you can bring home, some you might put into practice, some you might not.”
Registration is now open with limited spaces available.