The conference at the Park Hotel will question where the dairy industry will be in 2025, and discuss what is required to establish it as a key global player.
Dairy Ireland said the industry is on the cusp of dramatic change with the abolition of milk quotas.
“This change will unleash great opportunity for Ireland’s dairy farmers, but will also challenge us to build an industry that can compete on a global stage with international players that single handedly process more milk than our total national milk pool.
“The solutions for our industry are within us — the stakeholders — including farmers/co-op shareholders, processors and Government,” it said.
Aaron Forde, chairman, Irish Dairy Board and chief executive of Aurivo Co-op, John O’Brien, former chairman of Barryroe and Carbery Co-op, and Sean Molloy, director of strategy, Glanbia plc, will be the panel speakers at the first session which will be chaired by Richard Halleron, Agriland.ie
Panel speakers for the second session are: Austin Finn, Land Mobility Service Macra na Feirme, Tim O’Leary, deputy president, Irish Farmers’ Association and Jack Kennedy, Irish Farmers’ Journal, with Owen Brodie, Dairy Ireland, presiding.