The 'Big Mac' seal of approval for dairy farm
AN IRISH dairy farm has secured the 'Big Mac' seal of approval as purchases of Irish dairy products by a US fast food giant soared by 19pc to €88m.
Fast food giant McDonald's confirmed it has partnered with Kerry Group to locate one of their prestigious new European dairy flagship farms in Ireland.
Eoghan McCarthy's holding at Milltown, Co Kerry, has been selected to showcase what McDonald's calls "best in class sustainable milk production within McDonald's international supply chain."
There are only 19 flagship farms across Europe with the only other dairy farm in the Netherlands.
There are two beef flagship farms already located in Ireland - the Dempsey farm in Co Offaly and the Power farm in Co Waterford.
The move is expected to lead to significant increases in the amount of dairy products sourced here by McDonald's. Managing director Adrian Crean said their exports of Irish dairy products were €88m last year.