Ireland’s temperate climate, abundant rainfall and tradition of family farming have resulted in a grass-fed system with cows grazing outdoors for the majority of the year.
80% of Ireland’s agricultural land is devoted to grasslands, with a yearly grass growth rate that exceeds the European average by more than a third. Grazing on such rich pastureland, our cows produce milk of the highest quality.
Horticultural growers, packers and produce handlers become Origin Green members through Bord Bia’s Sustainable Horticulture Assurance Scheme (SHAS). The Origin Green programme operates at a primary producer level through SHAS and other Bord Bia Assurance Schemes.
A sustainable supply chain begins with raw materials, in food production it begins with sustainable agriculture. Origin Green covers every part of the supply chain; from farms to processors, through to manufacturers and exporters.