Farm walk to highlight benefits of
QA scheme 19.09.18
DEREK and Gareth
Peoples of Tullyannon in Carrigans are set to host a
Knowledge Transfer (KT) farm walk hosted by Bord Bia
and Teagasc. This walk is part a series of farm
walks held around the country designed to highlight
the benefits of Quality Assurance (QA) schemes and
provide guidance on QA audit compliance to farmers.
Mick Houlihan, Bord Bia Quality Assurance manager
said “Irish farmers who are part of Bord Bia’s
Quality Assurance (QA) scheme and Origin Green play
a critical role in meeting the demands of food
buyers and consumers for assurances around
traceability, sustainability and animal welfare.”
Farmers attending a KT farm walk in
Cahir, Tipperary last week.
As well as providing
insights into Bord Bia’s Sustainable Beef and Lamb
Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) audit, the walks will cover
farm safety, Origin Green at farm and international
marketing levels. Information on markets for Irish
beef and lamb will also be discussed.
Mick continued “Involvement in quality and
sustainability schemes really gives Irish farmers an
edge and a connection with consumers. The commitment
shown by Irish farmers is a vital component in
positioning Irish food as a premium product in
Farm walk attendees will receive a Quality Assurance
Information Booklet, which will clearly outline what
is required of farmers to pass their SBLAS audit and
will provide tips on how to accurately complete
records and avoid some commonly made errors.
Teagasc advisor, Ruth Fennell commented “This walk
gives farmers the opportunity to ask questions and
address issues they may have around their audit.”
The event is being held on Friday, 28th September,
2018 from 3pm to 5pm at Tullyannon, Carrigans, Co
Donegal, F93 HK20.