The Irish Dairy Board wins Exporter of the Year Award 2010

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB), who was responsible for €780m of Irish dairy exports last year and is the single largest exporter of Irish dairy products accounting for 60% of the total exports by the sector today, welcomed the “Exporter of the Year Award 2010”. The IDB won the premium award together with the “Food … Continued

Galway milk producer selected IDB Dairy Farmer of the Year 2010

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) hosted the inaugural IDB Dairy Farmer of the Year awards at a luncheon on Monday, 22 November, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin. The awards, six in category, were set up to recognise the inherent attributes of Irish dairy farmers supplying quality milk to the dairy industry here. The … Continued

New Chairman and Vice-Chairman Elected to Irish Dairy Board

The positions of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) were today decided by a vote of the incoming board of directors. Vincent Buckley was elected as Chairman, with the Vice-Chairmanship going to Jackie Cahill, current President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association. Mr. Buckley, currently Chairman of the Dairygold Cooperative, … Continued

IDB wins International Award for launch of Kerrygold ‘Extra’ in Germany

Director of Marketing – Irish Dairy Board, John Jordan (right) accepts the IMI International Marketing award from Russell Keating of Sony Ericson, sponsors, for the successful launch of Kerrygold ‘Extra’ in Germany. The range of Kerrygold products on retail offer broadened such that today over 6 butter types, along with a prepacked cheese range, a … Continued

A Satisfactory Year for the Irish Dairy Board in 2009

2009 was a satisfactory year for the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) which benefited from the strength of the Group’s consumer product portfolio, in particular its Kerrygold brand, its extensive market reach and strong overseas subsidiary network. IDB turnover for 2009 came in at €1.82 billion, down 12.8% on the previous year. This reflected the lower … Continued

Kerrygold Lighter Softer Wins Gold Award in the UK

Kerrygold Lighter Softer has won the Gold Award in the dairy category of The Grocer magazine’s 2010 Food and Drink Awards. These awards were established by The Grocer to recognise products which stand out in terms of taste, content, packaging, shelf presence, brand impact, labelling and value for money. Kerrygold Lighter Softer competed with, and … Continued

Kevin Lane takes up role as CEO of Irish Dairy Board

In January 2010, Kevin Lane took up the position of Chief Executive of the IDB. Former Global President and Chief Executive of the Kerry Group’s Flavours Division, Kevin had previously held a number of senior executive positions during his twenty-two year career within that company. For eighteen of those years he worked overseas, in markets … Continued