Omega Direct Irish Organic Beef Farming with Altitude

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Omega Direct Irish Organic Beef Farming with Altitude
Clashavaugha, Ballymacarbry , Clonmel Co Tipperary
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Wishing to produce entirely grass-fed beef on their organic farm, the Condons selected Galloway cattle which thrive outside all year

Omega Direct Irish Organic Beef Farming with Altitude

Joe and Eileen Condon's organic hill farm on the edge of the Knockmealdown mountains, in Co Tipperary, is a model farm for “Farming with Altitude”, a state initiative to encourage sustainable use of commonage in Ireland.


Wishing to produce entirely grass-fed beef, the Condons selected Galloway cattle which, thanks to a double coat of hair and thick skin, thrive outside all year - and they fertilise the land, eliminating the need for artificial fertilisers.


The stocking level discourages scrub and encourages plant diversity: a recent ecological survey revealed 64 different plant species per hectare - an ideal diet for producing well-flavoured beef, it is also thought to increase levels of omega 3 and reduce methane emissions, as well as helping to build up the soil and prevent flooding.


Nearby, in Lismore, a respected craft butcher undertakes slaughtering, and the carcass (including all the less popular cuts, which are now often dumped) is returned to a new unit on the farm for packing.


Their company, Omega Beef, employs a modern traceback system, also an open farm gate policy meaning that customers are welcome to visit by arrangement and see this unique low-impact organic beef farm first-hand.


Joe and Eileen Condon's achievements in sustainable farming have been recognised by the Irish Food Writers' Guild's Environmental Award.

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