Derek and Gareth Peoples of Tullyannon in County Donegal hosted a Knowledge Transfer (KT) farm walk hosted by Bord Bia and Teagasc on Friday, September 28.
The walk was part of a series held around the country designed to highlight the benefits of Quality Assurance (QA) schemes and provide guidance on QA audit compliance to farmers. Previous events in Mayo and Tipperary attracted up to 400 farmers.
Mick Houlihan, Bord Bia Quality Assurance manager commented: “Irish farmers who are part of Bord Bia’s Quality Assurance (QA) scheme and Origin Green play a critical role in meeting the demands of food buyers and consumers for assurances around traceability, sustainability and animal welfare.”
As well as providing insights into Bord Bia’s Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) audit, the walks cover farm safety, Origin Green at farm and international marketing levels, and information on markets for Irish beef and lamb.