Dairygold, the Irish dairy co-operative, plans to invest €120m over the next eight years in increasing its milk production capacity.
Through comprehensive surveys Dairygold’s milk suppliers have themselves forecast of a 63.5% increase in milk production from 941 million litres in 2011 to 600 million litres a year extra by 2020.
Dairygold plans to to add another 18.5 million litres weekly capacity up to 2019. This will comprise of an upgrade of the existing dryer in Mitchelstown and the development of two 7.5 tonne/hour dryers in Mallow, one in 2015 and one in 2019 or earlier if required.
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