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Ornua appoints Ciara O’Callaghan to Brand Director

January 09, 2018

Ornua is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciara O’Callaghan to Brand Director. Ciara will lead Ornua’s global innovation, packaging, insights and marketing team to develop and execute the brand marketing strategy for the Group’s brand portfolio. Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across 110 countries....Read more

Market Outlook for 2018

January 04, 2018

Farm-gate milk prices have recovered strongly after they hit a trough in mid-2016. European milk prices have increased by over 45% on average since then and this has been reflected in Irish milk prices which have grown by over 50% over the same period (from 23 cpl to 35 cpl). Combined with an increase in deliveries and lower input costs, Teagasc estimate that the average dairy farm income in 2017 will exceed €90,000 which is a new record....Read more

Ornua Group Statement - Updated 21/11/2017

December 21, 2017

Ornua is pleased to confirm that the Ornua Board have approved plans to rebuild a new cheese production facility at Ornua Ingredientes España, Avila, Spain following a fire last month that destroyed its previous facility located there. ...Read more

Bill Hunter appointed as Managing Director of Ornua Foods UK

December 20, 2017

Ornua is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Hunter to the new role of Managing Director of Ornua Foods UK. Based at Ornua Foods’ state-of-the-art cheese packing facility at Leek in Staffordshire, Bill’s new role will be to lead the continued growth and development of Ornua’s consumer focused operations and brands in the UK. ...Read more

Ornua Signs New €610m Bank Facility to Support Continued Dairy Industry Growth

December 18, 2017

Ornua, the largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across 110 countries, is pleased to announce that it has secured new five-year syndicated bank facilities of €610 million, replacing its existing €420 million syndicated bank facilities from February 2014. The new facilities will extend to November 2022, and Ornua’s early refinancing of the existing facilities took advantage of positive bank market conditions....Read more

Ornua CEO to step down in mid-2018

December 12, 2017

Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across 110 countries, today announced that its Chief Executive Kevin Lane is to step down in mid-2018, following eight and a half successful years in the role....Read more