Irish Dairy: Our Journey to Sustainability

For generations, Ireland has had a tradition of family farming with farms handed down from generation to generation. This tradition continues with farmers signing up to Bord Bia’s sustainable quality assurance schemes.

The Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS)

The SDAS is the a national dairy scheme that sets out requirements for best practice on Irish dairy farms in animal health and welfare, land management, biosecurity, safe farming practices and the production of safe milk. It also provides a framework for measuring the continuous improvement of each participating farmer, recording and monitoring sustainability credentials at farm level.

Farm by farm, we are measuring and improving.

Now being implemented on effectively all of Ireland’s 18,000 dairy farms, the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme is a rigorous, independently verified and internationally accredited programme. (European Standard for Product Certification – ISO 17065: 2012)

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