Celebrating 50 years of international dairy exports

Pictured presenting a commemorative butter dish to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to mark the 50th anniversary of the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is Vincent Buckley, Chairman of the IDB (left) and Kevin Lane, Chief Executive of the IDB. The IDB is forecasting record international sales of Kerrygold in 2011, up 19% on the previous year … Continued

IDB concludes €70m capital development in Britain

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Shane McEntee T.D. today officially opened the Irish Dairy Board’s (IDB) new state of the art Adams Food Ingredients (AFI) manufacturing centre in Leek, Staffordshire. The new 65,000 square foot facility, including an innovation centre, was completed on time and on budget at … Continued

IDB acquires USA based Thiel Cheese & Ingredients

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has acquired Thiel Cheese & Ingredients, LLC (Thiel) in the USA for an undisclosed sum. ABOUT THIEL: Thiel is a well established and leading cheese ingredients solutions company based in Hilbert, Wisconsin. Its annualised sales are approximately USD50 million. The company custom formulates and produces cheese-based ingredient solutions primarily for … Continued

Minister Coveney opens new IDB office and packaging plant in Algeria

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, and Kevin Lane, CEO of the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) today opened the IDB’s representative office in Oran, Algeria. In addition a new dedicated state of the art value added dairy packaging plant for Kerrygold has been commissioned. These developments mark the first in a … Continued

IDB and Teagasc Team up to Establish New Dairy Innovation Centre

5 July 2011, The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) and Teagasc today, jointly announced the creation of a new Dairy Innovation Centre based in Moorepark (Cork, Ireland). The objective is to develop market led product concepts which can be manufactured by IDB members and marketed internationally by the IDB. The initiative is a response to the … Continued

IDB names Ian Toal as Chief Executive Officer of Adams Foods Limited

14 June 2011, The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) today announced the appointment of Ian Toal as Chief Executive Officer of its British Consumer Foods Business, Adams Foods Limited. He is expected to take up the position later this summer. Ian Toal is currently Managing Director of IAWS Foods UK, a subsidiary of ARYZTA AG. Heading … Continued

Irish Dairy Board recognised for its Information Technology

25 May 2011, The IDB has been awarded two prestigious Information Technology Awards in recent weeks, from IBM and ICT. In April, the IDB was awarded the first ever Awarding Client Excellence (ACE) award from the multinational software giant IBM. The award recognises the IDB’s success with WebSphere technology in business agility, transformation, and innovation. … Continued

2010 Full Year Results

Transitional year for the IDB Kerrygold reports record year Core dairy sales targets surpassed FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – Irish Dairy Board (IDB) sales up 6% in 2010 to €1.9bn. Record sales of Kerrygold with branded sales up by 18% in value and 7% in volume. (See consumer foods section) Operating surplus (ebita) for the year of … Continued