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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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Promoting & protecting Ireland’s internationally-renowned dairy reputation

The National Dairy Council (NDC) champions the role of quality, pasture-based dairy and its nutrition benefits in supporting healthier and more active living. We are a private, farmer-funded marketing agency and work to promote and protect Ireland’s internationally-renowned dairy reputation. 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.

Care & Quality That's Guaranteed

The NDC plays a vital role in shaping Irish public opinion on dairy production and products. We have a proven track record in promoting dairy products but now is a time to give a voice to dairy farmers and dairy farming, building pride in Irish dairy and reinforcing the industry’s social license to operate in Ireland.

Our Farmers

The National Dairy Council Farmer Ambassador Programme brings together a team of Ireland’s dairy producers and industry ...

Quality Milk Awards

The NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards is an annual national award programme which recognises standards of excellence i...

NDC Guarantee

The NDC Guarantee gives consumers the opportunity to show their support for local jobs on dairy farms and in the dairy s...


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Lifestyle & Health

Welcome to the NDC Lifestyle & Health section where you will find delicious recipe inspiration, interesting dairy facts, nutritional information, publications, and news and events.

Recipe Inspiration

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



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