Chapter One awarded Irish Dairy Board Listowel Food Book of the Year 2013

The Irish Dairy Board Listowel Food Book of the Year was awarded yesterday evening to Michelin starred chef Ross Lewis, author of ‘chapter one: an Irish food story’. Lewis was presented the award by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan and Kevin Lane, CEO of the Irish Dairy Board. Making a welcome … Continued

IDB Strengthens its Position in Key UK Cheese Market – Adams Foods announces Strategic Partnership with First Milk

IDB Strengthens its Position in Key UK Cheese Market Adams Foods Announces Strategic Partnership with First Milk The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Adams Foods, has entered into a long term strategic partnership with First Milk, the UK dairy co-operative. The strategic partnership further strengthens Adams Foods’ position as … Continued

IDB announce €20 million investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Irish Dairy Board Cooperative Limited (IDB) has today announced a €20 million investment in Saudi Arabia. The investment includes the acquisition of a 75% interest in Al Wazeen Trading LLC (Al Wazeen) and the development of a new state of art cheese manufacturing plant at the Al Wazeen facility in Riyadh. The investment will … Continued

The National Dairy Council and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards announce 2013 Winner

The 2013 winners of the national prize at the National Dairy Council and Kerrygold Quality Milk Award’s best dairy farm are Edward & Olivia Fitzgerald, from Tobernea, Effin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. The Fitzgeralds, who supply the milk from their farm to Kerry Agribusiness, were presented with the National Dairy Council & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards perpetual … Continued

Kerrygold Launches International Meadow Milk Video Series

Kerrygold is delighted to announce the launch of a series of videos produced to showcase the unique attributes of Ireland’s grass-based farming methods to consumers across international markets. The first in the series of four videos, ‘Celebrating the Rain’ , celebrates the rain and climate that gives Kerrygold its distinctive taste and colour. Kerrygold’s natural origins are a … Continued

New Chairman Elected to the Irish Dairy Board

Following the resignation of Vincent Buckley as Chairman, the Irish Dairy Board Co-operative Society (“IDB”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Forde as the new IDB Chairman. Aaron Forde, a Cavan native, has been CEO of Aurivo Co-operative Society (formerly Connacht Gold Co-op) since 2003. Prior to joining Aurivo, Aaron was the Managing … Continued

Irish Dairy Board establishes a €2 million emergency dairy fund

Irish Dairy Board (IDB) today, Wednesday 1 May 2013, announced the establishment of a €2 million emergency fund for its dairy farmers in response to the current fodder crisis. Feed shortages continue to be experienced on Irish farms due to the unprecedented weather conditions prevailing on-farm for almost 12 months. The fund will be distributed … Continued

IDB’s PPI Hits Record High, Focus Remains Longer Term

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) Purchase Price Index has hit a record high of 114.5 for March, reflecting firmer international dairy markets due to recent weather shocks in the Southern Hemisphere and Europe. Internationally, Fonterra’s Global Dairy Trade auction has spiked to unprecedented levels on restricted volumes, owing to a drought-constrained New Zealand milk supply, … Continued