IRISH DAIRY SECTOR HAS BECOME A BIG OVERSEAS EXPORTER

TIME was when dairy farming in Ireland was a family affair, with smallholdings and local dairies predominant. But those days are long gone. The Irish dairy sector is now big business, not just on Republic of Ireland’s 4.8 million population, but also overseas, with big brands targeting foreign markets. This scaling up has required professionalisation and Irish accountants have played their part. Dairy farmer Matthew Clancy is one such producer seeking financial advice. He switched from beef to dairy in 2015, selling off his pedigree Limousin cattle and buying ...


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