Irish Aberdeen-Angus Producers Ltd. was formed by six Angus breeders with the aim of co-ordinating the production and marketing of their unique product on the Irish market. They subsequently formed a processing and marketing alliance with major beef processors.

HISTORY:

Introduction

The Irish Angus Producer Group was established to promote the sale of Irish Angus beef.

The initial mission was two-fold:

  • As breeders, a love of the Angus breed and a desire that it maintained a strong position within the breeding of the national herd, delivering a profitable and sustainable future for Irish farmers.
  • A desire to establish an understanding among consumers of quality food that Angus cattle delivered a unique and superior flavoured beef.
    Out of these two objectives was born Certified Irish Angus beef.

Formation

The Irish Angus Producer Group was formed by six Angus breeders with the aim of co-ordinating the production and marketing of their unique product on the Irish market. They subsequently formed a processing and marketing alliance with major beef processors.

Our Proud Beef Tradition

Angus cattle have long been synonymous worldwide with beef of the highest quality, recognised by retail butchers, master chefs and discerning consumers.

Angus, as a brand name, is probably unique in agriculture for its recognition both as a traditional beef cattle breed name and as a hallmark of the finest quality in butchers’ shop windows and on gourmet restaurant menus.

These hardy black cattle have long endeared themselves to farmers for their easy breeding qualities, docility of temperament and ability to thrive and mature early on simple, natural, home grown fodder. Most importantly for the consumer, the “marbling’’ and texture of Angus beef ensures its natural succulence, tenderness and flavour without the expensive, forced and often unnatural feeding required for producing beef in other breeds.

Irish Angus Producer Group are the sole agents, with an agreement to operate the Certified Angus Beef Scheme on behalf of the Irish Angus Cattle Society Ltd.

In 1997 the Irish Angus Cattle Society Ltd applied to the Department of Agriculture & Patents Office Authorities under The Trade Mark Act 1996 (application number 1051 – 97) to have the title “Irish Angus” registered under the provisions of section 55 of The Trade Marks Act, 1996, as a certification trade mark.

What does Certified Irish Angus mean?

Certified Irish Angus beef is procured by the Irish Angus Producer Group from within its extensive farmer members spread across the Island of Ireland. This is done in an organised fashion, with each member playing a role in the deliverance of continuity of supply of quality animals produced under common feeding systems to ensure consistency in the quality of the beef.

Irish Angus Producer Group, under clearly defined agreements with Ireland’s major beef processors, oversee the supply, slaughter and production of Certified Irish Angus beef from these quality livestock, resulting in the certification of this unique beef as being true to the breed and its attributes.

Careful livestock selection, inspection and monitoring of different blood lines over the past years have led to an ever-increasing ability to deliver superior eating quality beef year after year. This process is one we continue to develop and build upon using both traditional experience and modern technology.

Our passion for the future is to further enhance and develop our system to ensure that we always provide what has become known in the greater beef business as “Simply the Best Beef”, Certified Irish Angus.

Further details can be found at http://www.angusproducergroup.com/

 

Jack, Brian & Patrick Dyer, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Brian Dyer from Claremorris in County Mayo lives with his wife Sinead and their three children on a 250-acre farm. Brian’s children love to help him on the farm and he encourages this as it provides them with great exposure to nature and the outdoors. Brian has enjoyed farming since he was a child and although he admits that initially it was the machinery he liked, this has since changed with his love for Angus cattle. Brian admits that Angus is his favourite meat because of its unique flavour profile.

James, Sean, Conor and Kate Murphy, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

James Murphy has been farming in the foothills of the Silvermines mountains, in North Tipperary, ever since he took over his father’s farm in 1992 when he was just 21 years old. James lives on the farm with his wife of 20 years and their four children, who love helping out with the cattle. James was motivated to farm Angus after travelling to America, where he learned more about their docile nature which makes them perfect for a family farm. James hopes that when the time comes to ‘hang up the wellies’ that he might be succeeded by his eldest son Conor.

 
 

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