July 22, 2019

A rewarding career and lovely way of life

Irish Angus Producer Group farmer members discuss benefits of farming as a career. Ireland boasts an incredibly successful agri-food industry, recognised worldwide for bringing the highest quality produce to market. At the heart of this success story are the primary producers of our food, our farming community. However, farming as a career choice is increasingly challenged by industries such as technology which are often seen as more attractive propositions for younger people.
June 1, 2019

Respect for animals and land key for farming success

Tim Dunne has been farming in Mitchelstown in North Cork for more than 40 years and believes that his choice of career is something of a calling or a vocation. According to Tim, a high level of care and respect, both for land and animals is required in order to produce the highest quality food for the consumer.
May 1, 2019

Top of the class! Students selected to take part in esteemed calf-rearing competition announced

Irish Angus Producer Group reveal details of five school groups chosen for unique schools competition. Wednesday 1st May 2019: Today, students from five schools around the country were invited to meet the Irish Angus calves that they will rear for 18 months as part of a unique competition. The Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition, run by Irish Angus Producer Group in association with ABP and Kepak, aims to encourage second level students to gain an understanding about the care and attention that is required to produce and market the highest quality beef for consumers.
March 14, 2019

Wellies to Bellies – Laurel Hill Girls Know Their Beef!

City school takes the overall prize in prestigious national calf-rearing competition. 14th March 2019: At an awards ceremony in Croke Park today, five students from Laurel Hill secondary school in the heart of Limerick City were announced as the overall winners of the 2019 Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition. The students, Susan O’Neill, Jane McNamara, Aishling O’Neill, Aoibhinn Leahy & Emily Walsh took the top prize, in spite of the fact that none of them come from a farming background.

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Our farmers are the backbone of our organisation 🚜

We help our farming members manage their supply & performance and educate them on the best genetics to sustain the breed`s future. Our members have access to a bonus payment system that offers a range of premiums for animals that meet our high standards.

Find out more about being a farming member with Certified Irish Angus here – www.certifiedirishangus.ie


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Throwback Thursday ⏪

Last Summer we met the Murphy family from Glasson, Athlone. This family farm, located on the shores of Lough Ree, is a mixed farm with cattle and sheep and has been in the Murphy family for generations.

Patrick, Avril & Aaron have a keen interest in working on the family farm. Avril is a secondary school teacher who has numerous Schools Competition Finalists including the 2022 finalists Mercy School, Ballymahon. The family has also carried out some restoration work by cutting down overgrown hedging and they are passionate about sustainable and natural farming methods.

Meet more of our farming community on our website – www.certifiedirishangus.ie


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What can our Elite Breed Improvement offer you as a farmer?

This pioneering programme began in 2021 with our purchase of the exceptional bull Drumcrow Tribesman (AA8172), in partnership with Dovea Genetics. Certified Irish Angus members can use Tribesman’s genetics via artificial insemination (AI) to produce superior Angus cattle. The programme can benefit three types of farmers also:

⚪Pedigree breeders – Tribesman off-spring will deliver a value €70 more than other average cattle based on DBI evaluation.
⚪Dairy Farmers - access to a panel of Tribesman bulls which will enhance the quality and value of Angus cross calves
⚪Beef Farmers- supplying genetically superior Angus-cross calves which ensures a livestock production system that is resilient and sustainable

For more information visit 👉 www.certifiedirishangus.ie/elite-breed-improvement-programme/


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2023 Schools’ Competition winners 🌟

This week we are looking at the 2023 Schools’ Competition winners Holy Rosary College in Mountbellew 🌟

Peter O’Neill, Amy Higgins, Oisín Colleran, and Cormac Delaney focused on the topic of “Improving Quality Beef for Consumers”. The students conducted a local survey of what consumers looked for when buying beef. The results showed that consumers are prioritising the quality and origins of the beef they purchase. They gained a deep understanding of the farming effort that results in producing the best food through complex Teagasc documentation, face to face meetings with farmers and farming experts.

When choosing the winning group, the judges said: “Driven by a deep-rooted interest in agriculture and food production the students were able to communicate the benefits of good farming practice. Passionately communicating everything from animal husbandry to grassland management in a manner that engaged consumers.”

Find out about our other 2023 finalist projects on our website 👉 https://www.certifiedirishangus.ie/schools/


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Our unique triple inspection system safeguards our Certified Irish Angus beef from farm to fork. Each stage of the system ensures premium quality and traceability 👇

⚪ Visual Checks- our highly trained inspectors carry out visual checks to verify each animal.
⚪Random DNA Testing - our inspectors also carry out regular random tissue sampling on a cross-section of animals presented for processing.
⚪ Retail Product Tests- our inspectors carry out random sampling of retail packs labelled as Certified Irish Angus beef from supermarket stockists.

Find out more about our bone fide triple inspection 👉 www.certifiedirishangus.ie/triple-guarantee/


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