Two Donegal farmers have been hailed as some of the most efficient in the country after being shortlisted in the Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards.
Shaun Toland from Kildrum, Carrigans and Neville Myles of Legaltion, Ballyshannon are nominated for awards in the beef category.
The inaugural Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards honours the most efficient farmers in Ireland, producing what the market demands in a natural and sustainable manner.
Origin Green is the world’s first national programme to address climate change and the broader sustainability challenges in food and agriculture.
The new awards recognise the exceptional performance being achieved by members of Bord Bia’s Beef and Dairy Sustainability Assurance Schemes, which are pivotal to differentiating Irish food and drink in the global marketplace.
Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive of Bord Bia said, “It is important for Bord Bia to acknowledge, celebrate and showcase best practice, efficient farmers who continue to lead by example.
“In what is a difficult year for farm incomes, lowering the farm’s carbon footprint through efficiency gains will not only reduce production cost and improve on-farm profitability, but will also enhance returns from the marketplace.”
The overall winning producers will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, 21st October 2016. Best of luck to Shaun and Neville.Tags: