The publication of the product specification for PGI status has left many questions around how the protected status for “Irish Grass Fed Beef” will work and if will it deliver increased returns for farmers. Unfortunately, many of the farmers I have spoken to over the last few days don’t believe that the PGI application or the introduction of a grass-fed standard will deliver increased returns. There is still huge confusion around what the PGI is and what the Bord Bia grass-fed standard is. Here, we take a look at both and what they mean for farmers

What is PGI?