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Dairy Council

From the farm
to the fridge

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Delicious
Dairy Recipes

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The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of dairy farmers and processors, communicating on the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy foods. 

We communicate factual information to allow people to make well-informed choices about the dairy products they consume, and on the place of dairy in a healthy, sustainable diet.

318,372

dairy cows in
Northern Ireland

3,200+

dairy farming families in Northern Ireland

2.5B

litres of milk produced by
NI dairy cows each year

2,300

people employed by
our dairy processors

£573M

yearly milk & dairy
export sales

80+

countries world-wide import our NI dairy products

318,372

dairy cows in
Northern Ireland

3,200+

dairy farming families in Northern Ireland

2.5B

litres of milk produced by
NI dairy cows each year

2,300

people employed by
our dairy processors

£573M

yearly milk & dairy
export sales

80+

countries world-wide import our NI dairy products

What we do

From the nutritional benefits of dairy foods, to the environmental strides being made by NI farmers and processors, to the role of milk in schools, we tell the story of Northern Ireland Dairy.

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NI Dairy

Our climate in Northern Ireland is perfect to grow lush grass for our dairy cows to produce high-quality milk and dairy products. NI dairy farmers and processors work in ways which recognises their responsibility to minimise their environmental impact. 

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Nutrition

Milk and dairy foods are naturally rich sources of a wide range of nutrients and make a significant contribution to nutrient intakes and diet quality in NI at all ages and stages of life.

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Nutrition and health professionals

Find scientific overviews of dairy and health topics, together with summaries and presentations from our nutrition conferences and events. 

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