Grass Diet

Cows Grazing

More than 80% Grass Diet

Cow eating blade of grassIn Ireland, grass (grazed and preserved grass, e.g. hay/silage) on average makes up 80-95% of animal’s diet. While animals can receive some additional grain based feeds over the winter, this is only a supplementary feed. Our rich soils produce grass where cattle have the freedom to graze outdoors for up to 300 days a 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.