McDonalds partners with Kerry Group to select Miltown farm as Dairy flagship farm

MCDONALDS FLAGSHIP FARMMcDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland today has partnered with Kerry Group to select a new dairy Flagship Farm in Milltown. The farm will highlight best practice sustainable milk production within McDonald’s international supply chain. The dairy farm, which is farmed by Eoghan McCarthy, is the first dairy Flagship Farm to be selected by McDonald’s for the Irish market and was chosen because of its best-in-class approach to sustainable primary milk production, while maintaining high animal welfare standards and improving the surrounding natural environment. McDonald’s also announced that it grew its exports of Irish dairy products, which includes milk, cheese and butter to €88 million in 2013, up from €74 million in 2012. McDonald’s purchased a total of €4 million worth of Irish dairy produce in 2013 for consumption in its restaurants on the island of Ireland.