Dairy sector plan will deliver solid growth, not just hype

Despite the concerns over the current fodder crisis, the outlook is bright for Ireland's dairy farming industry, writes Richard Curran.

4th May, 2013
Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured last week with Glanbia's chief executive Jim Bergin and chairman Liam Herlihy as they unveiled details of the company's new milk-processing facility at Belview on the Kilkenny-Waterford border. Photo: Jason Clarke

Irish dairy farmers' concerns about the fodder crisis and the need for support in getting food to their animals overshadowed a significant investment in the future of the dairy industry, announced by Glanbia last week.

As government ministers and even Taoiseach Enda Kenny himself prepared to announce a multimillion-euro development of a new milk processing plant at Belview, boats loaded with fodder for hungry cows were arriving in Irish ports.

"Who would have thought we...

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