Taste of Success on RTE features Tipperary farmer

Earlier this year Lidl and RTE launched Taste of Success, and sent out the call across the country for budding entrepreneurs to come up with a product that would fit into the mix of products already available in Lidl stores.   There was a magnificent prize available – €100,000, which includes marketing support, product royalties, […]

A First for Free-range Pork as Tipperary farm gets Bord Bia Quality Assured mark

It has taken almost 3 years but Oldfarm (www.oldfarm.ie) has got the Bord Bia Quality Assured mark for their free-range pork and bacon! Back in early 2010 Alfie McCaffrey who raises free-range gmo-free pigs at Oldfarm, Redwood in North Tipperary started questioning why was there no ‘mark’ for free-range pork?  There is for chicken, but […]

Freerange as a quality mark for pork and bacon is now a reality!

Freerange as a quality mark for pork and bacon is now a reality!  It has taken 2 years of negotiations but the Bord Bia Pigmeat Quality Assurance Scheme (PQAS) is now an actuality.   The Irish Freerange Breeders Association was formed over 2 years ago, when they were invited to join the Meat Meat Technical […]