This week, we hear from pig farmer Shane McAuliffe, who discusses the importance of sustainability on Irish pig farms.

Topics discussed in this video include:

  • Water scarcity.
  • Optimising water use and wastage.
  • Reducing energy usage and emissions on the farm.
  • Alternatives to chemical fertilisers.
  • The benefits of a reduced stocking rate.
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    Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, the Irish Farmers Journal will be releasing videos from each of our case study farmers where they will give us an update on their on-farm progress.

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