Positive outlook for the Irish dairy industry

2009 has been a difficult year for the Irish dairy industry. The slow down in consumer demand and general economic uncertainty, coupled with the financial crisis and strong Euro ensured that commodity prices stayed weak for much of the year. The recovery of demand, from its low point in the latter part of 2008, started … Continued

Irish Dairy Board wins AT&T Innovation Award

The Irish Dairy Board was recently awarded international recognition for its innovative development and installation of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system streamlining its national and international B2B enterprise. Other companies awarded included Sony Europe and Glaxo Smith Kline. The citation for the award “Managing Diverse Partner Communities” read: “The Irish Dairy Board, Ireland’s biggest exporter of … Continued

Irish Dairy Board strengthens its UK footprint

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is set to strengthen its footprint in the UK cheese supply market with the completion of a €40 million expansion of its Kerrygold Company (UK) cheese packing operation in Leek, Staffordshire. This complex, now the largest of its kind in the UK and Ireland, was officially opened today (Friday, 22nd … Continued

Irish Dairy Board maintains turnover despite market downturn

The IDB is well positioned to grow existing markets and to develop new routes to market. Irish Dairy Board (IDB) turnover in 2008 was €2.09 billion, down 0.7% on the previous year. High priced stock, carried forward from 2007, had a negative impact on first half-year profitability but the second six months saw a significant profit … Continued