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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

Progress Update Report

This report provides an overview of Origin Green, its sustainability efforts and most importantly key results achieved both at farm and company level. It provides award winning sustainability examples from the farming and seafood sectors and 15 company case studies showing how Origin Green is inspiring an entire industry towards sustainable production. It also outlines some of the programme's future outlooks including next steps and future strategic objectives.

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Origin Green Global Sustainability Insights

Bord Bia has created a new sustainability insights tool to help Origin Green members better understand the key sustainability issues in their sector and the specific topics that matter most to customers and consumers in different markets.

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Bord Bia Food and Drink awards

On November 27th, Bord Bia presented nine awards for excellence to some of Ireland’s foremost organisations and brands at the biennial Food and Drink Awards in Dublin’s RDS.

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