Ornua – The Home of Irish Dairy, is an agri-food commercial co-operative which markets and sells dairy products on behalf of its members, Ireland’s dairy processors and in turn, the Irish dairy farmer. Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products.
Our core purpose is to bring quality Irish dairy products to markets around the world. We do this by sharing the story of Irish farming and explaining how Irish dairy products are produced sustainably from the milk of grass-fed cows. By building markets for dairy products, we aim to increase the value of Irish milk and deliver strong returns for Irish farmers.
Operating from 15 subsidiaries worldwide, Ornua has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe, from Algiers to Beijing to Lagos and LA. Headquartered in Dublin, Ornua exports to over 110 countries with annualised sales of circa €2.5 billion. Our business is structured on two core platforms; Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients. Ornua owns the iconic Kerrygold brand, as well as the Pilgrims Choice, Dubliner, Shannongold, Forto, Eureka! and BEO milk powder brands. We supply superior quality dairy ingredients to leading global food manufacturers from some of the world’s most technically advanced manufacturing and prepacking facilities located in Africa, Ireland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK and the US.
2015 marked a new chapter in Irish dairying with the abolition of EU milk quotas in April. Over the past number of years, our business has been preparing for the unique opportunities and challenges this new era will bring. With the implementation of a transformative strategy, focussed on the delivery of sustainable growth and enterprise, we launched a new corporate identity that reflects our vision and ambition for the future. On the 31 March 2015 we unveiled our new identity, Ornua – The Home of Irish Dairy.
Ornua Foods is responsible for the international marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer products portfolio which includes the Kerrygold, Pilgrims Choice, Dubliner, Forto, Shannongold, BEO and Eureka! brands. Markets are served through wholly owned subsidiaries and in-market teams in China, Germany, the Middle East, the UK and the US.
Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to end users. Operating out of Ireland, the division exports dairy ingredients to over 110 countries and is supported by key subsidiaries in Spain, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US.