Last week, as part of a project called Dairy-4-Future, I was fortunate to travel to Brittany in France to visit participating farms. The project is co-ordinated locally by CAFRE and supported by INTERREG Atlantic Area funding. The aim is to improve resilience and create sustainable dairy production systems in the Atlantic region of Scotland, Ireland, Spain, France and Portugal.

Throughout this Atlantic region are 100 farms comparing figures on factors ranging from financial performance to energy inputs, carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, antibiotic use, and labour inputs.