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DLF is the result of a joint venture with DLF( a Danish based cooperative), the world leading grass seed breeder, and Seedtech, one of Ireland’s foremost grass and forage businesses, which took place in March 2015.

Our new wholesale business, based in Waterford, combines DLF’s global leadership in grass and clover breeding with Seedtech’s local research, development and wholesaling capabilities to provide Irish distributors with the very best in grass and forage seed technology.

 

DLF will build on the outstanding breeding technology of DLF by combining it with Seedtech’s knowledge and experience of the Irish market, to deliver a portfolio of the very best varieties and mixtures available anywhere in the world today. Significantly, the new venture has not only some of the very best varieties and mixtures available today, but also an exciting pipeline of outstanding new varieties and mixtures scheduled for launch over the next few years.

 

Speaking at the signing, newly appointed General Manager of DLF, Mr. Paul Flanagan said “This is a really exciting time for all of us serving the Irish grassland farmer. With markets in China and US opening up to our beef exports, the abolition of dairy quotas and the government’s well publicised commitment to increasing dairy output by 50%, new technology that can deliver higher grass and forage yields will become increasingly important. Our aim is to develop and introduce superior, well adapted grass and forage varieties and mixtures to help farmers achieve significant yield increases, which in turn will increase farm profitability.”

 

DLF Director of Research and Development Mr. Tony Strickland explains; “Conducting local trials and selecting varieties to meet the very specific requirements of the Irish farmer, climate and market has always been a key strength of Seedtech. Marrying this ability with DLF’s outstanding breeding lines will speed-up the introduction of the new varieties that our farmers need to meet the challenges of the new Irish farming marketplace.” 

 

At DLF  we look forward to many years operating within our local Irish market.