Ireland: The greenest pastures of Europe
While keeping its peacefulness, its beautiful landscapes and the purity of its rivers, Ireland is a country dedicated to export.
The farming sector, and more particularly the beef industry, is at its highest technological level.
Therefore, Ireland is the largest net exporter of beef in the northern hemisphere, processing an average of two million cattle a year and employing 100,000 people in the industry. With an average of 7 million cattle, Ireland can ensure a plentiful supply for the future.
• Yearly production : 540,000 t.
• Yearly export : 480,000 t (nearly 90% of its total production).