Category Archives: Grass-fed farming systems

GIVING DIRECTIVES OFF PARTIAL INFORMATION

An all too common observation about the directives given to Irish farmers is that they rarely seem to be based on a thorough understanding of the whole picture, or at least, most of it. One of the most frequent examples … Continue reading

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JUST WHAT IS THE COST OF IRISH GRASS-FED MILK?

It was interesting to read the budget for 2015 for the Greenfield demonstration farm in Kilkenny in the Irish Farmers’ Journal this week. It was interesting because this is the farm to demonstrate that the grass-fed model is the way … Continue reading

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ARE LAND AND GRASS THE NEW IRISH MILK QUOTAS?

The full paper can be downloaded as a pdf. Are land and grass the new Irish milk quotas As one often reads about how robust the Irish grass-fed dairy-farming model is and how competitive the industry is as a consequence, … Continue reading

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GRASS-FED BEEF THE AMERICAN WAY

The news that the US beef market is to open its doors to Irish beef has been widely discussed in the last week. It is news that is also accompanied by the use of the words ‘Irish’, ‘premium’ and ‘grass-fed’. … Continue reading

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GRASS-FED : CHEAP OR PREMIUM?

The following is an extract from AFS’s review of Food Harvest 2020 published on 17/03/2014 The author has been pondering the question of what is meant by the term grass-fed? Although it seems obvious, is it possible that it can … Continue reading

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