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NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2017 Opens for Entries

April 26, 2017

This year’s Quality Milk Awards have officially opened for entries; the competition is designed to identify and reward the country’s top dairy farmers. Dairy co-ops throughout the country are invited to nominate their top milk suppliers before the closing date of Friday 26th May 2017....Read more

Ornua expands its global footprint with the launch of Kerrygold cheese in Singapore

March 21, 2017

Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products has expanded its footprint in South East Asia with the launch of a range of Kerrygold cheese in Singapore. The launch was marked by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan and Sean Ryan, General Manager of Ornua Asia at the Irish Embassy in Singapore on St Patrick’s day in association with Bord Bia. Kerrygold butter and cheese, made with milk from Irish grass-fed cows, is now available to buy in major Singapore retailers and e-commerce sites....Read more

Market Diversification Critical in Post-Brexit Environment

February 26, 2017

Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products, today welcomed Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed to its white cheese factory in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The visit marks the beginning of a Ministerial-led Trade Mission to the Gulf States, with a number of State agencies, including Bord Bia. ...Read more

Comment | Sale of Kerrygold in Wisconsin

February 22, 2017

Under Wisconsin legislation, dating back to the 1950s, retail butter for sale in Wisconsin must bear either a Wisconsin or federal grade mark. This effectively excludes Kerrygold butter being sold in Wisconsin because Kerrygold butter is graded, produced and packaged in Ireland. We are currently working with the Wisconsin officials on a solution which will enable consumers throughout the state enjoy the great taste of Kerrygold butter. ...Read more

Ornua to Acquire UK Cheese Business

January 25, 2017

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire F.J. Need (Foods) Limited, the Cheshire-based cheese ingredients company. Established over 40 years ago, the family run cheese company includes a well-invested cheese cutting, grating and slicing facility, two cheese brands and a distribution fleet. The acquisition is central to Ornua’s strategy of further strengthening its core businesses in Germany, North America and the UK. F.J. Need’s strong competences will also strengthen Ornua’s UK business’s capabilities in the post Brexit environment. ...Read more