Useful Links

Agricultural Consultants Association

The Agricultural Consultants Association is the largest professional advisory body in Ireland supporting independent consultants who provide advice to the agricultural industry.

www.aca.ie

Agricultural Science Association

The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) is the professional body for graduates in agricultural, horticultural, forestry, environmental and food science.

www.asaireland.ie

Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) is a devolved Northern Irish government department in the Northern Ireland Executive.

www.dardni.gov.uk

Bord Bia

Bord Bia is the Irish Food Board, an Irish state agency with aims to promote sales of Irish food and horticulture both in Ireland and abroad.

www.bordbia.ie

CSO

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is the statistical agency responsible for the gathering of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in Ireland.

www.cso.ie

Dairy Council NI

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland promotes Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

www.dairycouncil.co.uk

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is a department of the Government of Ireland. The mission of the Department is to lead the sustainable development of a competitive, consumer focused agri-food sector and to contribute to a vibrant rural economy and society.

www.agriculture.gov.ie

Equipeople Irish Agricultural Work Experience Programme

The Equipeople Irish Agricultural Work Experience Programme provides a supported cultural, educational and personal development experience for young Europeans from diverse agricultural backgrounds. Students live as part of an Irish rural family and improve their English language skills at the same time.

www.equipeopleworkexperience.com

Farm Tours Ireland

Farm Tours Ireland is an Irish based, Agri-Tourism services provider specialising in premium tours to farm related destinations in Ireland and abroad.

www.farmtoursireland.com

Farmers Forum

Farmers Forum is an Irish farming community online.

www.farmersforum.ie

Food & Drink Industry Ireland

The Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) is the main trade association for the food and drink industry in Ireland. It represents the interests of over 150 food, drink and non-food grocery manufacturers and suppliers in three main categories: Consumer Foods and Beverages, Dairy and Meat.

www.fdii.ie

Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. It is responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of occupational health and safety in Northern Ireland. Its functions are similar to those of the Health and Safety Executive in the rest of the United Kingdom.

www.hseni.gov.uk

Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmer's Association

An Irish farming organisation which exclusively represents the voice of drystock farmers. Such a tight focus allows the ICSA to identify and respond to the key issues concerning the beef and lamb sectors. ICSA also aims to represent the views of Ireland’s rural communities, of which agriculture forms a key part.

www.icsaireland.ie

Irish Charollais Sheep Society

The Irish Charollais Sheep Society promotes Charollais Sheep.

www.irishcharollaissheep.net

Irish Farmers Association

The Irish Farmers Association is a national organisation which represents interests of all sectors of farming in Ireland.

www.ifa.ie

Irish Grassland Association

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) is one of Irish agriculture’s great national resources. IGA has played a unique role in the development of profitable milk, beef and lamb production systems from Ireland’s grasslands.

www.irishgrassland.com

Irish Organic Farmers & Growers Association

The IOFGA (Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association) is Ireland’s leading organic certification body dedicated to certifying organic produce and products throughout Ireland.

www.iofga.org

Irish Pig Health Society

The Irish Pig Health Society's main aims are the advancement and dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of pig health and production. Membership is open to all interested in the aims of the Society

www.iphs.ie

Irish Pig Society

This Irish Pig Society is a co-operative supporting new and existing, pig owners and enthusiasts in Ireland.

www.irishpigsociety.com

Irish Suffolk Sheep Society

The Irish Suffolk Sheep Society represents growers and promotes the Suffolk Sheep breed.

www.suffolksheep.org

Irish Vendeen Sheep Society

The Irish Vendeen Sheep Society representing growers and promoting Vendeen Sheep breed. South Mayo Lamb Producer Group, Mayo Mule and Greyface Group and Mayo Blackface Group have formed an umbrella called Mayo Sheep Producers.

www.vendeensheep.ie

Irish Texel Sheep Society

The Texel Sheep Society is the pedigree society for Ireland’s most popular breed of sheep.

www.irishtexel.com

National Dairy Council

The National Dairy Council in Ireland is committed to sharing knowledge of dairy products and providing the public with the most up-to-date, science-based information on the role of dairy products as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

www.ndc.ie

National Milk Agency

The National Milk Agency maintains an adequate supply of liquid milk within Ireland. The National Milk Agency is financed by the liquid milk industry itself by means of a levy.

www.nationalmilkagency.ie

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) is an executive agency within the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland. The organisation is responsible for the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society of Northern Ireland.

www.nisra.gov.uk

Organic Trust

The Organic Trust is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation which provides a credible system of organic inspection and certification.

www.organictrust.ie

Teagasc

Teagasc is the semi-state authority in the Republic of Ireland responsible for research and development, training and advisory services in the agri-food sector.

www.teagasc.ie

Ulster Farmers Union

The Ulster Farmers Union is the largest democratic voluntary organisation representing farmers and growers in Northern Ireland.

www.ufuni.org

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