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 […]

Mid Ireland Tourism Chairman talking pigs with local children!!

Last week I believe was Farm Walk Week.  Here at Oldfarm Pork (www.oldfarm.ie), we hadn’t been aware of this until we received a call from Redwood National School asking if the pupils could come visit.  Although most of the children are from farms, they are not familiar with pigs!  So, of course, we said yes. […]

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 […]

Putting Redwood on the map

Redwood – a tiny townland in North Tipperary, very close to the border with Co. Offaly.  Not very well known?  Well, this week it has been put firmly on the map!  The blog A Year in Redwood (ayearinredwood.com) won the Best Lifestyle Blog at the Blog Awards Ireland ceremony in Naas on Saturday last.   […]