Everyone’s Dairy

The National Dairy Council is a farmer-funded representative body that works to promote and protect Ireland’s internationally-renowned dairy reputation for excellent products, sustainably produced.

A Sustainable Dairy Farm Garden

Designed by Sean Russell, the National Dairy Council Sustainable Dairy Farm Garden resembles a traditional, old-style Irish country farm, complete with milk churns, dry stone walls, a mature grass clover pasture and an old open structured farm outhouse.

Meet Our Farmer Ambassadors

The NDC Farmer Ambassador Programme has brought together a team of dairy farmers from around the country with the objective of addressing some of the current myths and misconceptions about Irish dairy, where it comes from and how it’s produced. Most importantly, we’re talking about what’s being done to ensure a sustainable future for 17,500 family dairy farms nationwide.

Have a Dairy Delicious Christmas

Enjoy the delicious versatility and taste of sustainably produced Irish dairy this Christmas. From the melted butter on your Christmas pancakes to the softly whipped cream on your favourite pudding, the list of dishes is endless with rich and versatile Irish dairy. Here you will find a selection of decadent, mouth watering treats to enjoy with family and friends from NDC’s favourite Irish chefs and food writers.

Healthy eating is important across all stages of the lifecycle.

Read on to find out about the specific nutritional needs for children, teenagers and adults.

Active & Healthy

It’s simple. Your body needs fuel. To keep you going. To keep you healthy. To keep you strong. And the better the fuel, the better it is for your body, in the short-term and the long run.

Dairy & Sport

Whether an elite athlete, involved in a local sports club or a dedicated gym bunny; a healthy, balanced diet is essentia...

Common Dairy Myths

Milk, yogurt and cheese are established as nutrient-rich foods to be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Bone & Muscle Health

Childhood and the adolescent years are critical stages for bone growth and development, setting the foundations for life...

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Recipe Inspiration

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Blue Cheese Souffles

Wondering what to do with all that leftover ham and cheese you might have from Christmas Day? Try this Blue Cheese Souffles recipe from Donal Skehan.

Christmas brunch waffle recipe
Christmas Brunch Waffles

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Leftover ham and cheese tart recipe
Leftover Ham and Cheese Caramelised Onion Tart

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Chocolate & Banana Smoothie

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Championing the role of quality dairy

“From The Ground Up” tells the story of the people, animals & land which together produce world-class dairy in a sustainable way.

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‘The Glory of Grass’ #FromTheGroundUp

ABOUT THE NDC

Promoting & protecting Ireland’s internationally-renowned dairy reputation

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The National Dairy Council (NDC) champions the role of sustainable, quality, pasture-based dairy production and its nutrition benefits in supporting healthier and more active living. We believe in a future in which Irish dairy is recognised and trusted as a vital part of people’s diet, indispensable to Ireland’s social and economic wellbeing.

All of our actions are built on a comprehensive understanding of dairy’s role across the life-stages, supporting and using research to answer important questions about dairy products, how they are produced and their role as part of a balanced diet.

The NDC plays a vital role in shaping Irish public opinion on dairy production & products. We have a proven track record in promoting dairy products but now we need to proactively promote farmers & dairy farming’s social licence to operate in Ireland.

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Our Producers

Welcome to the NDC Producers section where you will find more information about the National Dairy Council, our latest campaigns, the NDC guarantee, the farmer ambassador programme, or the Quality Milk Awards.

Our Producers

Health Professionals

Welcome to the NDC Health Professionals section where you will find the most cutting edge dairy science research to enhance your knowledge and enable you to confidently advise your clients, patients and colleagues.

RESEARCH Publications

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Media

Welcome to the NDC Media Section where you will find all the latest news, press releases, statements and FAQ’s for Media as well as a library of NDC assets including logos, photography, infographics and NDC brand assets. Media contacts in-house and agency.

MEDIA Resources

School Resources

Welcome to the NDC School Resources Section where you can access more information on the School Milk Scheme, including a range of educational resources for primary and secondary level students.

School Milk Scheme