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    The Development of the Dairy Industry in County Waterford


    Breathnach, Proinnsias (1992) The Development of the Dairy Industry in County Waterford. In: Waterford: History and Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County. Geography Publications, Ireland, pp. 707-732. ISBN 0906602203

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    Abstract

    The takeover, in 1992, of most of the former Express Dairies operations in Ireland has made Waterford Co-operative Society (through its subsidiary, Waterford Foods) the largest corporate entity in the Irish dairy industry. The emergence of a Waterford-based dairy co-operative to pre-eminence in the Irish dairy industry may appear, at first glance, to be anomalous, in that County Waterford has always been (and remains) on the margins of the country's premier milk production region, centred on the Golden Vale of Limerick and Tipperary. In addition, in comparison to the latter region, the dairy co-operative system in Waterford was quite late in getting off the ground.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: dairy; dairy industry; industry development; waterford; ireland; county; irish;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9518
    Depositing User: Proinnsias Breathnach
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 11:34
    Publisher: Geography Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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