World class careers on offer as Ornua launches 2019 Graduate Programme

Ornua CEO recalls his first steps into the business as a graduate Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products and owner of the iconic Kerrygold brand, today launches its 2019 Graduate Programme. The programme will see the company recruit up to 15 graduates to join the Ornua team around the world who will bring the … Continued

Ornua Launches Global Campaign to Attract Top Talent

Ornua today announces the roll-out of a global campaign to showcase the world-class careers on offer at the home of Irish dairy. The aim of this campaign is to attract top talent in Ornua’s key markets to support the delivery of Ornua’s mission to bring the best of Irish dairy, on behalf of dairy farming … Continued

NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

#MadeForThis Finalists for this year’s NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards have been announced. The awards recognise standards of excellence in dairy farming, with dairy co-operatives throughout the country invited to nominate their top suppliers. Nine finalists were each visited by judges over the last three months and the winner will be announced at the … Continued

Ornua Promotes David Butler to General Manager Middle East and Africa

28 August 2018: Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products, with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across 110 countries, has promoted David Butler to General Manager Middle East and Africa. David has served the previous four years as the International Sales Manager with Ornua. The Middle East and Africa currently has annualised sales … Continued

Pilgrims choice not simply ‘dreaming’ of being a £100 million brand

New heavy weight ‘The Cheese of your Dreams’ TV campaign to continue to deliver strong growth Friday, 18 May 2018: Pilgrims Choice, the UK’s clear No.2 Cheddar brand, is set to return to our screens with a new, highly creative TV advertising campaign, complemented by innovative and engaging instore activation and an increased social and … Continued

NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2018 Opens for Entries

This year’s Quality Milk Awards have officially opened for entries; the competition is designed to identify and reward the country’s top dairy farm. Dairy co-ops throughout the country are invited to nominate their top milk suppliers before the closing date of Friday 25th May 2018. Last year’s overall winners were John and Maria Walsh, from … Continued

Ornua announces appointment of John Jordan as Chief Executive Designate

The Board of Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Jordan as Chief Executive Designate.  John Jordan will assume the role of Chief Executive on 30 June 2018 where he will succeed Kevin Lane who announced his resignation as CEO on 12 December 2017. John is … Continued

Ornua drives strong revenue growth (+ 18%) to €2.1 billion in 2017

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products which proudly brings the unique taste of grass-fed Irish dairy to over 110 countries worldwide, today announced record revenues of €2.1 billion in 2017 as it published its operating and financial results for the year ended 30 December 2017.  It marked the first year of Ornua’s new … Continued

Ornua Ingredientes España Update

Ornua is pleased to confirm that it will rebuild a new cheese production facility at its current location at Poligono Vicolozano, Avila, Spain, following a fire in November 2017 that destroyed its previous facility located there. We believe this location will allow us to further grow the Ornua Ingredientes España business and will enable us … Continued

Ornua welcomes ‘Positive steps toward a low carbon future for the Irish dairy sector’, a report by the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS)

Ornua, the largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, welcomes today’s publication of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) report – ‘Positive steps toward a low carbon future for the Irish dairy sector’. Jeanne Kelly, Head of Sustainability: “Close and continued collaboration within the Irish dairy community has always been vital to maintaining Ireland’s status … Continued

Ornua welcomes Ireland’s successful export performance driven by appetite for Irish dairy with its unique grass fed taste

    Ornua, the largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across 110 countries, welcomes today’s Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects 2017-2018 report which details that Ireland’s agri-food exports exceeded €1 billion per month for the first-time last year.   Dairy emerged as the top performing sector accounting … Continued

Ornua appoints Ciara O’Callaghan to Brand Director

Ornua is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciara O’Callaghan to Brand Director.  Ciara will lead Ornua’s global innovation, packaging, insights and marketing team to develop and execute the brand marketing strategy for the Group’s brand portfolio.  Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across … Continued

Market Outlook for 2018

Ciarán Aylward, Economist, Ornua Farm-gate milk prices have recovered strongly after they hit a trough in mid-2016. European milk prices have increased by over 45% on average since then and this has been reflected in Irish milk prices which have grown by over 50% over the same period (from 23 cpl to 35 cpl). Combined … Continued