Kerry Co-operative Creameries

Kerry Co-Operative Creameries is an Irish agricultural co-operative society whose primary activity as of 2022 is the holding of investments on behalf of its farmer-members, with its largest investment being in Kerry Group, a publicly traded company which was originally founded by the co-operative but now has a diverse shareholder base.

Kerry Co-operative Creameries Limited
Kerry Co-op
TypeProducer Co-operative
IndustryInvestments, Dairy Processing
Founded1 January 1974
HeadquartersTralee, County Kerry,


Kerry Co-op was originally formed through the amalgamation of a number of smaller dairy co-operatives in County Kerry and the purchase of assets of the state-owned Dairy Disposal Board in Kerry. The majority of the co-operatives dairy processing business was transferred to Kerry Group as part of its partial demutualisation with a significant number of shares issued to the co-operative in return.[1]


  1. ^ "Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise: Case Studies of Organisational Resilience in the Co-operative Business Model". Edward Elgar Publishing. 2014. p. 73.