Organic Certification for Professional organic producers, processors and distributors
If you are interested in converting your holding to organic production or in processing, retailing or distributing a product to be labelled as ‘organic’, then follow this link for 5 easy steps and your application will be underway.
The Organic Trust is the centre of excellence when it comes to organic inspection and certification in Ireland. The very broad range of organic technical expertise available within our organisation is at your service.
The Department of Agriculture, Food & The Marine offers a range of financial incentives to assist those interested in getting involved in organic production. In addition capital grants are available for the purchase of specific equipment
Good Herdsmen Ltd The largest dedicated organic meat processor in the British Isles Good Herdsmen was founded in 1989 with the aim of coordinating the supply of Irish organic lamb and beef to the retail and catering trade. There were only a handful of organic pioneers spearheading the organic meat sector in Ireland at that time but today a very significant number of organic farmers form the supply base of the company.
In 2004 a dedicated organic meat plant was built in Cahir, Co. Tipperary, in order to facilitate the different demands of retailing and catering customers in Ireland and abroad. This is currently where the meat matures until it reaches its optimum quality. Selected use of advanced technologies provide a full spectrum of processing and packing facilities. Full traceability and HACCP schemes are in operation - the abattoir is EFSIS approved.
Beef, being Ireland’s Number 1 organic product, is the most important Good Herdsmen product category, either sold as primal, retail pack or as processed organic burger. This is followed by lamb, pork and chicken to complete the organic meat range which can be seen in more detail on the company web site.
Driving forces in Good Herdsmen are the directors John Purcell and Finbarr McDonnell, both with a long-standing involvement in the organic sector.
Carrigeen Industrial Estate,
Clogheen Road Cahir Co. Tipperary
353 52 7445500
353 52 7445486