While the Ornua board grapples with governance issues, the organisation’s boss John Jordan is set to address a farmers forum at the Moorepark open day on Wednesday 3 July. Ornua board members have been quiet in the last week after the announcement Aaron Forde is stepping aside as chair. The Dealer heard some whispers Forde had the votes around the table to stay on as chair if he so wished.

The Ornua boss will have plenty of questions to answer as another small milk contamination scare at Bandon butter made the airwaves last week. Bandon packs and markets Kerrygold butter under franchise from Ornua.