Farmers urged to hit the mark on beef quality scheme

IRELAND - A major campaign is underway to maximise the number of Sligo beef farmers certified under the Bord Bia Beef Quality Assurance Scheme.
calendar icon 21 November 2006
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The campaign has the full support of farming organisations, meat factories and Teagasc in the county and auditing of all farms applying between now and the end of December is free-of-charge.
The Sligo campaign was launched recently on the farm of Tommy Regan in Chaffpool, Tubbercurry and was attended by senior representatives from farming organisations, meat factories, Teagasc and Bord Bia.
The Bord Bia scheme, which was revised last year, is now accredited to the highest European standard and involves independent inspection and certification of beef producers.
This ensures that purchasers of Irish beef can have complete confidence in the safety and quality of the product.
Bord Bia Chief Executive, Aidan Cotter, said participation of the county's beef farmers in the scheme is the passport to securing access to the leading retail, food service and manufacturing outlets throughout Europe.


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