Dairy Produce Marketing Act, 1961

Establishment and general duty of the Board.

4.—(1) There shall, by virtue of this section, be established on the establishment day a board to be styled and known as An Bord Bainne to perform the functions assigned to it by this Act.

(2) The Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and an official seal (which shall be judicially noticed) and power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to acquire, hold and dispose of land.

(3) It shall be the general duty of the Board to endeavour to improve and develop the marketing of milk products outside the State and achieve such flexibility in the marketing aforesaid and in its development as will ensure that, in so far as is possible, milk is put to the most profitable uses and the producers of milk obtain reasonable returns thereon.