This week Bord Bia is hosting 10 Republic of Korea meat buyers for a one week study visit to Ireland as part of its “European Pork & Beef: Excellence in Quality & Production Standards” campaign to build awareness of Ireland as a supplier of high-quality, sustainably produced beef and pork.

As part of this study visit the Republic of Korea meat buyers accompanied by members of the Korean press and a representative from Sopexa, visited Slaney Foods.  Here they had the opportunity to visit the Boning Hall and the Abattoir where they could see in practice the production of high quality, safe and sustainably produced Irish beef.

Production at Slaney Foods

The factory visit was followed by a trip to a typical Irish Farm.  Owen Keating from Ballinabranagh, Milford, hosted the group on his farm which he works with his son Fintan.  At the farm, the delegation where briefed on Irish farming practices, including animal health, grazing practices, Irish cattle quality, winter housing, environmental responsibility of Irish farmers and traceability.  During the farm visit, we also had the pleasure to meet Owen’s family including his grandson Adam who is very keen to help on the farm.

Republic of Korea Buyers at Keating's Farm

Republic of Korea Knowledge Transfer Group at Owen and Fintan Keating’s Farm, Ballinabranagh, Milford