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Fields of gold

National Dairy Council chief executive Zoë Kavanagh explains why the Irish dairy industry is a world leader

12th April, 2020
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Shreelane in Leap, Co Cork: Irish dairy products have the quality guarantee of a grass-based, family-farmed and outdoor-grazing system. Picture: Clare Keogh

The image of Ireland as a land of lush green hills is known the world over, but that green grass of ours is also a linchpin of one of our most respected industries: dairy.

Ireland’s reputation for excellent dairy produce sees us exporting €4 billion-worth of product annually, and the spend within our own economy is a massive €3.8 billion per annum. To put that another way, for every €1 of dairy exports, 90 per...

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