Ireland Set To Be Dairy Leader, Says Rabobank Analyst
Food and Agribusiness Summit To Discuss Growth Potential
A leading food industry analyst has said that Ireland will be able to “establish itself as the low cost source of [dairy] production for the Northern hemisphere,” following the removal of EU milk quotas. Kevin Bellamy, senior global dairy analyst at Rabobank International was speaking ahead of the National Food and Agribusiness Conference, taking place today at Croke Park.
Bellamy says that Ireland is poised to “take advantage of the growing demand for dairy products around the world,” and will be “one of the key beneficiaries of the removal of the quotas,” which is scheduled for 2015.
Bellamy joins Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, Bord Bia Chief Executive Aidan Cotter, Dr Martin Scheele of the European Commission’s Agriculture and Rural Development department, Monaghan Mushrooms’ Ronnie Wilson and a host of leading agri-food speakers at the event, which is organised by iQuest and sponsored by KPMG and Rabobank Ireland.