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Issues aplenty as Dairy industry hits crossroads

Key players give their opinions on what the future holds in light of the Food Harvest 2020 report.

Published 23/11/2010 | 05:00

Food Harvest 2020 report is a hot topic
Food Harvest 2020 report is a hot topic

The Irish dairy industry is spending €500,000 on answering the big questions coming out of the Food Harvest 2020 Report.

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Is a 50pc increase in milk output in less than 10 years really achievable? What are we going to turn the milk into? Who's going to do it and how much investment will it require? And what, if any, impact will such a colossal expansion have on the price the farmer gets for his milk?

It may be some time before we get answers to these burning issues so the Farming Independent got the views of a selection of the key players in the dairy business.

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