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Featured member, Pat Redmond

Brothers Pat and Tom Redmond own a large farm business spanning 120 hectares of grassland, tillage and vegetable crops. Their beef enterprise focuses on the rearing of over 500 Angus-cross heifer calves each spring. These cattle are carried through to finish in a coordinated manner so as to consistently produce 10 high-quality heifers per week.

Origin Green Farm Members

Farmers become members by participating in Bord Bia’s Sustainability & Quality Assurance Schemes. Origin Green encourages sustainable farming by expanding the scope and depth of sustainability measures tracked, measuring what matters such as greenhouse gas; biodiversity; water measures; energy efficiency; soil management and socio-economic factors. Following each audit, the farmer receives notification of the results in a feedback report on the farm’s performance, with reassessments every 18 months. This allows them to make informed decisions on improving the sustainability of their farms while also improving their efficiency and farm viability.

Become a member

Origin Green collaborates with over 53,000 farms and 320 leading Irish food and drink companies to prove and improve the sustainability of the food they produce to meet the evolving needs of global customers and consumers. Verified Origin Green members account for 90% of our food and drink exports and over 70% of the retail market. Becoming an Origin Green member means that your organisation will have the tools to produce food and drink in a sustainable manner now and into the future.

News & Reports

Sustainability Spotlight: Carbery Group

Origin Green is Ireland’s national food sustainability programme. It is a voluntary programme led by Bord Bia that brings together farmers, food producers, retailers and food service operators with the common goal of sustainable food production. This month, we speak to Enda Buckley, Director of Sustainability at Carbery Group.

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Free D&I Masterclass

We live in challenging times – especially in the Agri-food sector. In dealing with the impact of COVID and Brexit; it’s not always easy to face other challenges, such as diversity and inclusion in your workforce. Did you know that The Agri-Food and Diversity Initiative (AgDIf) can help?

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Building on proof and progress to meet the future needs of an evolving world

Many of Ireland’s food and drink producers and dedicated farmers are eight years into their Origin Green journey, and the events of the last 6 months have illustrated more than ever the importance of sustainability in our food and drink industry.

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