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First Milk will supply British cheddar to Ornua Foods UK on a long-term basis.  Pic: First Milk

First Milk and Ornua Foods UK to continue partnership

By Jim Cornall

First Milk and Ornua Foods UK have jointly announced they have agreed to renew their contractual partnership, which will see First Milk continuing to supply British cheddar to Ornua Foods UK on a long-term basis.

Dairy Dialog podcast 157: Bubs, Ornua

Dairy Dialog podcast 157: Bubs, Ornua

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have interviews with Rick Pedersen, president, Ornua Ingredients North America, and Dennis Lin, chairman of Bubs. We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland at StoneX.

Ornua's facility in Wisconsin. Pic: Ornua

Ornua acquires US cheese company Whitehall Specialties

By Jim Cornall

Irish dairy cooperative, Ornua, has completed the acquisition of US cheese ingredients business, Whitehall Specialties Inc (WSI) for an undisclosed sum from Mason Wells, a private equity firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Ornua introduced the new partnership with Platform55 to provide support for both parents and line managers of parents.  Pic: Ornua

Ornua introduces parents’ program

By Jim Cornall

Kerrygold producer Ornua, Ireland’s largest dairy exporter, has announced the introduction of the New Parents Programme to support new parents and line managers in the workplace.

Pilgrims Choice was supported by the introduction of Megablock, a new packaging solution delivering a saving of 40% of plastic per pack.  Pic: Ornua UK

Ornua Foods UK pre-tax profits grow

By Jim Cornall

Ornua Foods UK has published its operating and financial results for year ending December 26, 2020, with turnover up 16.1% to £411m ($571.8m).

Kerrygold experienced 13% volume growth in 2020. Pic: Ornua

Ornua operating profit up 69%

By Jim Cornall

Irish dairy company Ornua has published its operating and financial results for the 12 months ending December 26, 2020.

Dairy Dialog podcast 98: Conagen and Ornua Ingredients Europe

Dairy Dialog podcast 98: Conagen and Ornua Ingredients Europe

By Jim Cornall

On the Dairy Dialog podcast we have two interviews this week, with Conagen VP of innovation, Dr Casey Lippmeier, and we also talk to Joan Bombardo, managing director of Ornua Ingredients Europe. We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets,...

Ornua's brands include Pilgrims Choice and Kerrygold. Pic: Ornua

Ornua Foods UK issues financial report

By Jim Cornall

Ornua Foods UK, the UK’s largest supplier of British and Irish cheese, has published its operating and financial results for year ended 2019.

Construction is expected to be completed in February 2021. Pic: Ornua

Ornua makes $10m investment in Wisconsin cheese facility

By Jim Cornall

Ornua, Ireland’s largest dairy cooperative, has announced the expansion of its Ornua Ingredients North America division with a $10m investment to upgrade its Hilbert, Wisconsin, cheese ingredients operation.

The 35,000-tonne mozzarella and pizza cheese facility has the potential to increase to 70,000-tonnes.

Ornua opens €30m cheese facility in Spain

By Jim Cornall

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has officially opened its new €30m ($33.4m) cheese production facility in Ávila, Spain.

The Kerrygold Butter is now the number two butter brand in the US, with 2.6m packets sold every week. Pic: Ornua

Ornua notches a €40m operating profit in 2018

By Beth Newhart

Ornua, producer of the Kerrygold brand, released its full-year 2018 results that showcased a strong performance in its key European and US markets. It also broke ground on a cheese facility in Spain and prepared for potential fallout from the Brexit deal....

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