14 09 2016
KERRYGOLD PARK INVESTMENT MUST HELP INDUSTRY DELIVER STRONGER AND MORE STABLE RETURNS FOR FARMERS – O’LEARYDairy
Speaking today from the official opening of Ornua’s Kerrygold Park butter packing plant, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said this is an important investment for the entire Irish dairy sector, and it must be fully utilised to leverage stronger and more stable returns for the benefit of farmers for the long term.
Speaking after yesterday’s (Tuesday) meeting of the IFA National Dairy Committee, IFA President Eddie Downey said dairy farmers had taken enough, and further milk price cuts would leave them in a serious loss-making situation. He urged co-op board members, who will be meeting in coming days to hold the June milk price, and to turn their attentions to internal efficiencies and improved selling by fully leveraging the resources of Ornua’s Kerrygold and Bord Bia’s Origin Green.