Ireland has some of the best grass-growing conditions in the world which, means our cows can graze outside on grass for long periods of time. As this grazing system is closer to a cow’s natural environment, it is preferable from an animal-welfare perspective and research suggests that it results in lower contribution to methane emissions.
Grass-fed milk has also been shown to have a significantly higher content of a variety of beneficial nutrients, including protein and fat, making it a better raw material.
Our farming expertise
Our expertise in keeping cows happy and healthy is based on a combination of rich farming heritage and our development programmes, through which we work with farmers, Bord Bia and Teagasc to continuously build our knowledge and capabilities.
Our Open Source® sustainability and quality assurance programme has been put in place to ensure environmental and economic best practice standards into the future.
International accreditations, memberships and awards
We are devoted to delivering the highest quality ingredients, which is why our farmers are independently audited and their dairy holdings and farm practices are certified in line with current EU and national legislation as well as customer requirements.
In addition, we have a range of accreditations, memberships and awards from respected industry bodies.