From the heartland of Irish dairy, Centenary has brought the freshest flavours of Tipperary to kitchen tables throughout the county for over a century. Tipperary Fresh is now available throughout Ireland – the first milk with non-GMO certification produced in Ireland.

Good for you. And the planet.

Our cows eat a NON-GMO diet which is free from Soya – to help save the RAINFORESTS

We keep our CARBON FOOTPRINT low by packaging our milk within 12 kilometres of our farms

Our milk is 100% TRACEABLE – we know our farmers

Our packaging is INFINITELY RECYCLABLE

GMO is a genetically modified organism (including plants, animals and microorganism) whose genetic makeup has been altered by genetic engineering or transgenic technology. There are several GM crops that are grown intensively in North and South America. The production of certified Non-GMO milk involves the elimination of these crops from our cows diet.

By working with our local growers and farmers and taking intensively produced North American cereals out of our supply chain, Tipperary Fresh is the first milk with non-GMO certification available in Ireland, marking our progressive approach to quality improvement and commitment to sustainability.

“Crops are grown locally, processed locally at the mill and delivered back to local farmers in the co-op – so everyone is working together to produce the best milk possible.”

Family
Values

Thomas Dwan and his family have been supplying milk to our dairy from their farm in Thurles Co. Tipperary for decades. Maintaining the standards set out by his father, and grandfather before that, is a promise he takes seriously – leading to recognition on the highest stage for excellence in dairy farming when they won the National Dairy Council & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2015.

With a firm focus on world-class quality and innovation, and to help ensure a thriving, sustainable industry for generations to come, the Dwan’s were excited about the development of Tipperary Fresh Milk.

‘Irish grass is naturally non-GMO and we would say Tipperary grass is the best in the country. It makes sense to further enhance the milk we produce by using homegrown animal feeds. Crops are grown locally, processed locally at the mill and delivered back to local farmers in the co-op – so everyone is working together to produce the best milk possible.

We all have to think about our environmental impact, food miles and the carbon footprint of our milk, including what goes into the feed. If I can also give Irish consumers the opportunity to buy quality homegrown milk – that is a great thing to be a part of.’

Removing intensively grown soya is an important stance against the devastation of wildlife and biodiversity in vulnerable areas such as the Amazon rainforest.

High protein crops like field beans and rapeseed are perfectly suited to Irish conditions and have been grown on our farms in Co. Tipperary for generations. In 2019 our Tipperary Fresh producers gained Foodchain ID non-GMO certification for their crops, enabling the production of non-GMO animal feed through our 100% managed supply chain.

At Centenary Agri Animal Feed Mill in Ballyduff, the local harvest is enriched with minerals and vitamins that are essential to animal health, to produce a range of non-GMO feeds. All ingredients that are not provided by certified members of the Tipperary farmer’s co-operative are sourced from verified non-GMO farmers in Europe.

Apart from limiting the dependency on ingredients coming from around the world – and the associated pollution and transport emissions – the removal of soya products is an important stance against the devastation of wildlife and biodiversity in vulnerable areas such as the Amazon rainforest.

Home grown non-GMO crops bring an abundance of benefits (not least to the consumer of Tipperary Fresh Milk) – providing a natural habitat for bees, improving soil health and biodiversity. For our farmers is also about ensuring that the livelihood they and their family have enjoyed for generations can be enjoyed for many more.