Cork's Tait crowned the finest seed grower in quality awards
Cork tillage farmer Jim Tait was crowned the top seed grower of the year this week when he won the inaugural Overall Quality Seed Grower Award, which is sponsored by Goldcrop.
A native of Whitegate in east Cork, Jim's winning crop was Cassia winter barley yield that yielded 4.9t/ac at moisture of 16.5pc , KPH of 71 and screenings of just 1pc.
Presenting the inaugural overall quality winner, Goldcrop managing director John Murphy, congratulated Jim.
"Jim has been supplying quality seed to Goldcrop for decades and runs a very efficient and high-performing operation which always consistently produces top class seed.
This quality award scheme acknowledges and rewards Jim and all our dedicated seed growers for their hard work and commitment," he said.
The six category winners included:
* Barley North: Alan Bothwell, Belmont, Carlingford, Co Louth
* Oats North: John McGrane, Hammondstown, Dunleer, Co Louth