Bord Bia And IFA Visit Turkey On Live Cattle Exports

Speaking from Ankara, Turkey, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that from the positive discussions with the ESK (Turkish Meat and Milk Board),  it is clear Turkey has an import requirement for 500,000 head of live cattle each year. He said, “Based on the discussion we had, Ireland could supply up to 100,000 head […]

Offaly’s Sofia Was Dazzling On Yellow Carpet For Brightest At Bloom

Sofia Diadiajeva (9) from Edenderry, Co Offaly took to the yellow carpet at Bloom as a finalist in Brighest at Bloom.  Judges were wowed by Sofia’s stunning outfit which she made herself with help from her mum and her radiant glow. Sofia was chosen to join 10 finalists on the yellow carpet at Enable Ireland’s No Limits Garden […]

Ireland’s first Dog Friendly garden is launched at Bloom by Bord Bia today

Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, unveiled the first ever Dog Friendly garden at this year’s Bloom, by Bord Bia. The stunning garden features a host of simple, innovative ideas designed to provide fun and stimulation for dogs while maintaining the garden as a safe, relaxing area for the whole family. The Dog Friendly […]

Bord Bia Launches Farmers’ Market Training Workshops

 Bord Bia is set to host a series of Farmers’ Market skills training workshops around the country this November to support new and existing members of the food market network. The ‘Skills Training for Selling at Farmers’ workshops, specifically designed by Bord Bia, will provide practical solutions to the challenges most frequently faced by market […]

Irish Salads Market Valued At €45m At Farm Gate

IFA President Joe Healy has called on retailers to recognise the investment made by salad growers in this country, by ensuring that their produce is seen on retail shelves as a premium quality product and not used as a loss leader in retail wars.   Marking the inaugural National Summer Salads Week in conjunction with […]

Bord Bia and GIY team up to find Offaly’s biggest Spudlover

Bord Bia and GIY have launched a competition to dig up Offaly’s biggest Spudlover and crown Ireland’s Top Tuber.   GIYers and budding Spud growers are now invited to sow their potatoes and join in ‘SpudLove 2016’, an initiative which is encouraging Irish communities to fall in love with the spud all over again by […]

National Potato Conference highlights the health benefits of potatoes

Market Research by Kantar Worldpanel unveiled at the National Potato Conference in Dublin today is seeing positive value and volume growth for the first time in seven years, as shoppers are returning to buy more often – making 34 trips in the year. However, the volumes they buy on each trip still haven’t recovered to […]

IFA Briefs Politicians On Beef And Sheep Competition Issues

IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must take action to address the lack of competition in the beef sector, which is set to be compounded with the proposed ABP investment in Slaney/ICM meat group. At a briefing session with politicians in Dublin today, the IFA National Livestock leader […]

Vintners’ Federation of Ireland Welcomes Bord Bia Recognition of Pub Food

Over 25% of food consumed outside the home is consumed in the pub ·         Report underlines the volume and quality of food on offer at Irish Pubs ·         Importance of the Irish pub to tourism, the economy and the consumer highlighted as a result   The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed a new study by […]

Bord Bia provide Top Tips on a safe and stress-free visit to Bloom

Bord Bia’s Bloom event opens in the Phoenix Park Dublin tomorrow (Thursday, May 29th) for five days. This year’s festival will feature 30 breath-taking show gardens, over 120 Irish food and drink producers, 50 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and over 160 retailers – all on the grounds of the Visitor Centre in the […]

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