Offaly Farmers win Origin Green Farmer Award for Dairy

Mairead and Pat McLoughlin from Rath took home the top award for Small/Medium Herd in the Dairy category at this week’s Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards, held at The Heritage Hotel, Killenard on 12th December. The McLoughlins milk 56 cows currently with plans to increase this number to 66. The couple are new entrants to […]

Offaly farmers shortlisted for Bord Bia’s Origin Green Farmer Awards

Farmers recognised for sustainable practices in beef, dairy and horticulture @BordBia | @OriginGreen | #OriginGreenAwards   Mairead and Pat McLoughlin, dairy farmers from Birr, Co. Offaly have been shortlisted for Bord Bia’s Origin Green Farmer Awards. The biennial awards recognise and reward the exceptional performance being achieved by members of its Sustainable Quality Assurance schemes for beef, horticulture […]

Garden Designers Encouraged To Go For Gold At Ireland’s Largest Garden Festival

Bord Bia is calling for garden designers to apply for a prestigious show garden space at Bord Bia’s 13th annual Bloom festival taking place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from the Thursday, 30th May to Monday, 3rd June 2019. Created by some of the country’s leading garden designers, the show gardens are the central feature […]

Creed Launches Drive For A Diverse And Inclusive Agri-Food Industry

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today launched the results of the first agri-food industry survey into levels of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the sector. The survey is an initiative of the Agri-Food Diversity and Inclusion Forum (AgDIf) led by Bord Bia and Aon, in partnership with The 30% […]

‘Farming for Nature Awards’ celebrating farmers across Ireland who are managing their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature

A new initiative has been launched which aims to source, share and celebrate stories of farmers across Ireland who are considered to be managing their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature. The national Farming for Nature Award is sponsored by Bord Bia and supported by a wide range of farming and conservation interests including […]

Offaly Girls Crowned Brightest At Bloom

Sisters Sofia Diadiajeva (10) and Diana Diadiajeva (6) from Edenderry in Co Offaly scooped the overall prize for ‘Solus Brighest at Bloom’ this week in the blazing sunshine at Bloom by Bord Bia in Phoenix Park.  Solus Brightest at Bloom was a nod to Ladies Day but is all-inclusive.  It was open to ladies, gentlemen, […]

Business Blooming At Ireland’s Premier Floral And Food Festival

#Bloom2018 Bord Bia today hosted more than 200 national and international buyers for a trade breakfast in the Food Village at Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and drink festival created by Bord Bia. The breakfast event is just one of a number of business opportunities which Bord Bia’s Bloom offers to Irish companies exhibiting at the […]

Enjoy The Cream Of Ireland’s Food Crop At Bord Bia’s Bloom

A Food Village brimming with first-class Irish-produced food and drinks; live cooking demonstrations by the Ireland’s top TV chefs and cookbook authors including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio and Rory O’Connell; a miniature town constructed from wheatgrass, barley, cress and microgreens; Ireland’s top seafood chefs wash up on Bloom’s first ever boat; plus oodles of fascinating […]

Take On The Irish Apple Pie Challenge This World Pi(e) Day

March 14th marks World Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical sign, pi (π). In celebration, The Irish Apple Growers Association will be giving away free apples at selected farmers’ markets from the 8th to the 16th March.   What’s more, Bord Bia are giving you a chance to win a one night stay at Ballyknocken […]

Potato Growers Get Less Than A Fifth Of The Retail Price

– POTATOES BOUGHT ONCE EVERY SECOND IN IRELAND   Potato growers are getting less than one-fifth of the price a consumer pays for their product in the shop, a conference in Dublin today heard.   Speaking at the National Potato Conference in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy outlined how retailers are taking the lion’s share […]

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