2012SUSTAINABILITY AT KERRYGOLD
Ireland's temperate climate gives us one of the longest grass-growing seasons in the world. Our cows graze outdoors for more than 10 months of the year, resulting in one of the most carbon efficient and sustainable milk production systems possible. It’s hardly surprising, then, that dairy is in our DNA.
For over 6,000 years Ireland has been in the business of dairy farming, with farmland and traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. Today, Ireland’s dairy produce is sent all over the world.
|5 million tonnes of milk produced in Ireland|
|Ireland provides 4% of the milk for the EU but accounts for only 1% of the population|
|Up to 85% of Irish milk is exported to over 80 markets|
|18,000 milk producers in Ireland|
|36 co-op dairies in Ireland|