Set up by the O’Riordan family in Millstreet, Co. Cork, our brand name attempts to bring together ideas & values about our farm and our history. “Herders” evokes a people who are less process driven & more focused on the intrinsic value of the animal, using traditional husbandry methods. “Brave” was for the decision taken in setting up something new, when in 2017 we bought Dexters having been traditionally a dairy farm.
Our history in Dairy farming informs our business strategy. Irish Dairy Cooperatives have helped generations of dairy farms thrive through the cooperative, family owned model. Having benefited from this for 50 years, we set up Brave Herders to be a cooperative model for local, family owned Dexter farmers.
We continue to grow and add more Herders, who match our values and ethics, to our collective. The journey continues.