Ireland’s temperate climate, abundant rainfall and tradition of family farming have resulted in a grass-fed system with cows grazing outdoors for the majority of the year.
80% of Ireland’s agricultural land is devoted to grasslands, with a yearly grass growth rate that exceeds the European average by more than a third. Grazing on such rich pastureland, our cows produce milk of the highest quality.
Safe and secure supply
Our dairy industry has unrivalled experience in the international marketplace, exporting to over 140 markets worldwide. We have a reputation for rigorous food safety standards and long-standing farming tradition.
The Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS)
The SDAS is Ireland’s national dairy scheme setting out practice on Irish dairy farms in the areas of animal health and welfare, land management, biosecurity, safe farming practices and the production of safe milk.
It also provides a framework for measuring the continuous improvement of each participating farmer, recording and monitoring sustainability credentials at farm level. Farm by farm, we are measuring and improving.