Sustainability Scheme

From Farms Participating in the Origin Green Sustainability Scheme

Scheme AuditFarmers certified to the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme take part in the Origin Green sustainability program. During the audit, auditors record the relevant data required to assess each farm’s production system. They use smart, hand-held technology to collect data on carbon footprint to waste management, from traceability to biodiversity and from output levels and daily live-weight gain, to fertilizer and nitrogen use.

Carbon-NavigatorIn addition, the carbon navigator, a tool developed in a joint venture by Bord Bia and Teagasc, the national body providing integrated agricultural research, advisory and training services, is used by auditors to measure and improve carbon efficiency on Irish farms across 5 key efficiency measures: Length of the Grazing Season, Improved Genetics and Breeding (increased EBI), Improved Nitrogen Efficiency, Improved Manure Management and Energy Efficiency.