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  • People profiles | ICOS at a Glance | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    is also a director of ICS Europaks and is a current board member of Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum Co operative Society Vice President Mr Michael Spellman Michael Spellman is the current Chairman of the ICOS Mart Committee and an ICOS Board member He is a board member of Roscommon Livestock Mart having previously served as chairman of that Society Michael is a drystock farmer farming in Kilteevan Co Roscommon He has a history of activism in rural and community development being the current chairman of Roscommon Integrated Development Company and the instigator of a new forestry marketing co operative Greengrove Biofuels targeting forestry grower participation in Roscommon and a number of adjacent counties Chief Executive Officer Mr Seamus O Donohoe Seamus O Donohoe was appointed CEO of ICOS in 2012 He holds a Master of Agricultural Science degree in Agricultural Economics UCD and a Master of Business Administration MBA degree from University College Dublin s Smurfit Business School Having served two years in a voluntary capacity working on an agricultural project with the Columban Fathers in South Korea he then worked as an agricultural adviser with County Galway Committee of Agriculture for five years joining ICOS as part of it s Member Development staff in 1980 Since then he has held the positions of Director of Member Development and Secretary within ICOS He is a member of the National Economic and Social Council NESC Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values Our History ICOS at a glance Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by

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  • Introduction | Members | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    employ 12 000 people in Ireland Starting from agriculture co op roots and the vision of our founding President Sir Horace Plunkett in 1894 ICOS today has evolved to serve the co operative sector in seven core categories namely Multipurpose dairy co ops Livestock sector co ops Store trade and wholesale co ops Service related co ops Community oriented culture and leisure co ops Food fishing and beverage co ops Advisory and education related co ops To learn more about our member co ops please click on the logos below Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Culture Community Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co op Introduction What is a co op Co op principles Registering a co op Start a co op flow chart

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  • Dairy | Members | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    hemisphere benefit from low cost milk production on huge farms processed in a massive scale However our efficient grass based production system enthusiastic young farmers and the fact that we have a seasonality curve that almost exactly mirrors that of main competitors should allow us to trade profitably on those emerging markets The Irish dairy industry has operated within an EU quota system since 1983 Volumes were fixed but the EU effectively provided a minimum price for milk through a complex system of intervention purchasing export refunds aids for storage and subsidies for industrial use Farmer milk prices were relatively stable but this did not prevent a dramatic reduction in numbers of milk suppliers with a drop from about 65 000 in 1983 to about 18 000 today To learn more about setting up a co operative please go to Starting a Co operative Did you know Ireland has the third highest per capita consumption of liquid milk in the world at 130 litres per person per annum Only Finland at 183 litres per head and Sweden 143 litres per head has a greater per capita consumption In comparison the fastest growing market for milk consumption China consume only 9 litres per head Ireland produces about 5 5 billion litres of milk per year The total world production of milk is about 720 billion litres About 600 billion litres of this comes from cows about 93 billion litres comes from buffalos and the rest comes from sheep goats camels etc Ireland produces enough milk and dairy products to feed 52 million people The world market for dairy increases by 15 billion litres every year almost 3 times our total annual production Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Dairy Home

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  • Livestock | Members | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    exists over 40 Breed Societies covering cattle sheep and horses to name a few Such societies help promote their breeds help safeguard their long term development efforts and help educate the buying public on the economical and at times social attributes of their breed In recent years we have seen the emergence of farmer producers coming together regionally to promote and cultivate marketing opportunities with geographically pasture grazed stock We see the emergence of such Protected Designation of Origin PDO type solutions as an opportunity for Irish livestock producers To round all of this off we also have active Animal Health and Artificial Insemination co operatives operating in Ireland Coupling this co operative ethos within the Irish livestock sector with our pasture based rearing systems and we see one of the most sustainable livestock management systems in the world To learn more about setting up a co operative please go to Starting a Co operative Did you know There are 100 livestock related co ops in Ireland These co operatives cover many aspects of the supply chain e g breeding and genetics animal health livestock sales and livestock marketing Over one million cattle are sold in Ireland every year in co operative livestock marts 90 of Irish beef is exported to more than 50 countries worldwide 70 of Irish sheep meat is exported The main export markets are the UK and France Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Livestock Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores

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  • Food, Fisheries & Beverages | Members | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    and schemes should be looked at and restructured if necessary to assist the commercialisation and adoption of new developments in horticultural technology Other solutions put forward include the best way to do this was through a coordinated approach where businesses both large and small would combine resources to exploit new opportunities Artisan food The emergence of a significant artisan food sector responding to consumer demands for locally produced hand crafted food products has brought a new stream of entrepreneurs into the sector The report states that they would like to advance this sector through the Encouragement of an entrepreneurial approach to the development of high potential start up food businesses and dynamic artisan producers Each of these areas point towards greater potential for a co operative business solution through scaling up and developing economies of scale sharing services for example in marketing or machinery rings reducing the capital burden on start ups through co operative share capital More importantly co operative business structures developed with the assistance of ICOS provide the opportunity to ensure a sustainable business that promotes Shared ownership and democratic member control Good governance Self reliance and responsibility To learn more about setting up a co operative please go to Starting a Co operative Did you know Ireland s seafood industry contributes about 700 million annually to national income and employs 11 000 people Ireland s artisan food industry is estimated to be worth about 450m The horticulture and potato sector contributes approximately 370 million to farm output ICOS is a stakeholder in the Irish Governments Food Harvest 2020 initiative Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Food Fisheries Beverages Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir

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  • Advisory & Education | Members | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    the board of Teagasc Teagasc meaning instruction in the Irish language is a semi state body in the Republic of Ireland responsible for research and development training and advisory services in the Irish agri food sector Overseas ICOS also provides advice and education to co operatives in developing countries through our involvement in the Irish Foundation for Co operative Development IFCD An example of such an advisory and education co op is the Irish Milk Quality Co operative IMQCS to which ICOS provides secretarial services IMQCS has been central to promoting milk quality in recent years Their website www milkquality ie is updated twice per year and contains numerous presentations on milk quality including an update on flukicides and detergents In addition the website contains the names addresses and telephone numbers of all milking machine technicians registered with the IMQCS and dairy co operatives To learn more about setting up a co operative please go to Starting a Co operative Did you know Examples of Advisory and education co operatives exist can bring people together to collectively generate services for the purpose of Advisory Services Industry Working Groups and Training Education Ireland s other large co operative co operative bodies are the League of Credit Unions and Nabco ICOS Skillnet is one of sixty dedicated Skillnets training providers in Ireland Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Advisory Education Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co

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  • Stores & Trade | Members | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    its brand these Crop packaging Animal mineral supplements Dairy detergents Clothing Grass seeds Milking machine filter socks Cow teat foam sanitizer The purchasing group s membership extends throughout the country The group is headquartered in the ICOS office in Cork Did you know There are 200 agri retail stores in operation in Ireland Formed in 1906 Templecrone Agricultural Co operative Society is a retail co op chain based in Co Donegal with annual sales of 15m Our cousins in the Plunkett Foundation have helped develop 250 community based shops and co operative pubs across the UK Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Stores Trade Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co op Introduction What is a co op Co op principles Registering a co op Start a co op flow chart ICOS in Europe Introduction

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  • Service | Members | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    include taxi co ops doctor co ops energy co ops broadband co ops taxation and accounting group water schemes purchasing marketing and producer farm relief etc ICOS itself offers such services to our members ICOS administers two industry wide pension schemes Dairy Executives Pension Scheme and Irish Co operative Societies Pension Scheme To learn more about setting up a co operative please go to Starting a Co operative Did you know Collectively forming a co operative can help companies save costs e g purchasing co operative There are over 350 group water scheme co operatives in Ireland Other examples of service co operatives in Ireland include taxi co ops doctor co ops energy Co ops and broadband co ops Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Service Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co op Introduction

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