CSC – An intense 10 days!
The Nuffield CSC was a week long information session encompassing all aspect of the agriculture industry. There was a lot of talk about food security, water security, sustainability and the issues didn’t vary by any large amount across countries.
Having not had any previous understanding of the EU meat grading system, I have a greater appreciation on the existing MSA system in Australia where there is no subjectiveness included. The EU’s EUROP grid style system still has a waiting on a visual aspect to carcase grading, something I am a little bit miffed by. I can see why Australian beef from our EUCAS system is sought after in the European Union countries.
The session that was the most informative for my personal study topic was Aidan Connolly, from Alltech, a company that specialise in animal health. I am particularly interested in their rumen microbial probiotic research and to attend the Alltech One Ideas Conference next year.
Have a look at some of the amazing places we visited in the week at Cavan, Ireland.