Bord Bia’s Sustainable Egg Assurance Scheme
As part of Bord Bia’s Sustainable Egg Assurance Scheme our farmers are required to complete a Performance Record at the end of each flock. It involves minimising the amount of resources (e.g. energy, feed, water etc.) used by the enterprise and implementing measures that enhance their environmental performance. These sustainability measures also typically deliver socio – economic and environmental benefits though lower costs of production.
Since the installation of the solar panels at Belview in 2017 we have seen a great interest from our farmers on ways of improving their carbon footprint, reducing the cost of production and how sustainability will affect their practices.