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Quality assurance

This week, beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at vermin control around the farmyard, BDGP and FYM deadlines and rationing silage stocks.
By Adam Woods on 26 October 2017
LacPatrick increases August milk price
The board of LacPatrick has decided to increase the price for milk supplied by farmers in August.
By Patrick Donohoe on 19 September 2017
The Irish Farmers Journal attended Teagasc and Bord Bia’s recent open day detailing how to pass a Bord Bia quality assurance audit. Daniel McPartlin reports.
By Daniel McPartlin on 03 September 2017
The firms already inspecting farms on behalf of Bord Bia under quality assurance schemes will continue to provide the service for the next three to five years.
By Thomas Hubert on 31 August 2017
Scottish pigs processed in England as a result of the Brechin fire will retain the Specially Selected Pork brand.
By Odile Evans on 24 August 2017
Lorcan Allen speaks to Angel Versetti, chief executive of Ambrosus, a blockchain technology company that aims to bring greater transparency to the food supply chains.
By Lorcan Allen on 15 August 2017
Ciarán Lenehan caught up with Laois BETTER farmer Harry Lalor this week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 10 August 2017
The unsettled weather has hit protein levels on Bill O'Keeffe's farm in Co Kilkenny while he wonders if all the hoops farmers have to jump through actually benefits them.
By Bill O'Keeffe on 03 August 2017
Milk processors continue to target full certification by year-end under the dairy quality assurance scheme, with Arrabawn considering an end to collection from non-certified farms.
By Thomas Hubert on 27 July 2017
We are seeing the added value in food sticking with the manufacturers and supermarkets rather than trickling down to farmers.
By Matt Dempsey on 01 June 2017
Bord Bia has discussed the contents of the protocol to frame beef and lamb quality assurance audits with the IFA and is due to meet the ICMSA shortly before the document enters into force.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 May 2017
Co Meath beef and sheep farmer Ronan Delany knows that the Quality Assurance Scheme is important, but is it fair?
By Ronan Delany on 18 May 2017
No change in fresh meat policy for UK retailer the Co-op
The Co-operative’s announcement this week to source 100% local meat is part of a long-standing British sourcing policy by the retailer.
By Peter McCann on 04 May 2017
Farmers from the Republic of Ireland supplying Strathroy will be facing a hefty fine if they are not quality-assured.
By Jack Kennedy on 04 May 2017
Srathroy to cut non-QA farms by 5c/l
Omagh, Co Tyrone-based dairy processor Strathroy Dairies will penalise suppliers who have not passed the dairy quality assurance (QA) audit.
By Jack Kennedy on 29 April 2017
Longford BETTER farm programme participant Robert Abbott wants to try finishing his own calves.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 31 May 2017
New scheme aimed at boosting reputation of Irish beef and lamb to be more farmer-friendly.
By Paul Mooney on 13 April 2017
An event organised by students at Queen’s University Belfast last week looked at the relationship between producers and consumers. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 13 April 2017
Details of the new quality assurance scheme for beef and lamb have been announced by Bord Bia, here's what farmers should know about the scheme.
By Amy Forde on 13 April 2017
One month close-out period in new beef and lamb scheme, but extra questions to be answered.
By Paul Mooney on 13 April 2017
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