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Timeline

2018
Dec 31

2018

www.olivepork.ie goes live.

Dec 30

2018

Colin also receives an expression of interest from a large South Korean food retailer following a visit earlier in the year.

Dec 28

2018

‘OlivePork’ is listed in the high end Dublin food outlet Donnybrook Fair.

Dec 27

2018

Testing the market with a trial run with butchers in Louth, Meath and Dublin and feedback is exceptional; with the highlight coming from a tasting with a Michelin Star chef in Chapter One, Dublin.

Dec 26

2018

Pigs finish feeding trial with enhanced diet of olives, flax and rapeseed, and meat is tasted… one week late ‘OlivePork’ is born.

Dec 25

2018

Louth County Council grant planning approval for farm re-development project.

2017
Dec 31

2017

Olives also arrive from Sparta, Greece for a feeding trial…

Dec 30

2017

‘The Bacon Tour’ wins Louth Young Entrepreneur’s Best Idea in Louth.

Dec 27

2017

Colin presents future vision to Louth County Council to re-develop the site into an international food tourism experience (‘The Bacon Tour’) where visitors can come to learn about the history, the present and future (Colin’s vision) of meat, particularly pork.

2016
Dec 31

2016

Following EIIS approval Colin raises funding to invest in a feed manufacturing facility to make the feed for his pig on the farm.

2015
Dec 31

2015

2015

Colin takes over farm at Littlegrange, re-naming the business ‘Perma Pigs Ltd’ after his belief in the ‘Circular Economy’ for sustainable food production.

2014
Dec 31

2014

Parents Estate finalised following years of work by the family as well as extended family and family friends.

2012
Jan 21

2012

Family farm at Littlegrange now fully stocked. Colin also completes Msc in Agricultural Economics from University of London’s external program.

2010
Jan 21

2010

The difficult years get more difficult as Colin’s mother Rosemary passes following a long battle with cancer.

2009
Jan 21

2009

Colin takes over running of family business with his brothers following passing of his late father, Jack, a well known farmer of his generation. Decision to begin re-stocking family’s pig farm at Littlegrange which had been out of business due to the impact of the recession.