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Friday 23 March 2018

Finalists announced for NDC/Kerrygold Quality Milk awards

2016 winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Award: Tom and Moya Power with their daughters Ella and Chloe.
2016 winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Award: Tom and Moya Power with their daughters Ella and Chloe.

This year’s NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards finalists have been announced, the 14 finalists were each visited by the judges over the last two months and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Dublin in October.

In total, there are 14 finalists representing 11 Co-ops from 10 counties in Ireland.

The awards set out to recognise standards of excellence in dairy farming and celebrates the top quality dairy farmers in Ireland.

The judges reviewed detailed assessments based on the nomination forms and technical reports spanning a full 12-month period in order to select a short-list of finalists. The judges then arranged to visit each of the finalist farms for an inspection over the summer months.

2017 Quality Milk Awards Finalists

Patrick & Shauna Crotty, Loop Head, Kilbaha South, Kilrush, Co. Clare

Nominated by: Kerry Agribusiness


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Michael & Marguerite Crowley, Bauravilla Upper, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Nominated by: Drinagh Co-op


Declan  Finn, The Lodge, Cureless, Newtown, Charleville, Co. Cork          

Nominated by: Kerry Agribusiness


Sean Hegarty, Pairc na Glas, Killavarrig, Whites Cross, Co. Cork  

Nominated by: Clóna Dairy Products


Norman Perrott, Grange, Timoleague, Bandon, Co. Cork

Nominated by: Barryroe Co-op


Robert & Shirley Shannon, Droumgarriffe, Ballinascarthy, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Nominated by: Savard Co-op


Sean Lynch, Glen crow, Moville, Co. Donegal      

Nominated by: Aurivo


John, Niall & Carol Mason, Ballinduganig, Ballyseedy, Tralee, Co. Kerry 

Nominated by: Lee Strand Co-op Ltd.


Gerard  Doyle & Family, Curragh, Owning, Pilton, Co. Kilkenny

Nominated by: Glanbia Ingredients Ireland


Aemon McMahon, Nocturne, Stranooden, Co. Monaghan          

Nominated by: LacPatrick


Padraig, John & Gertrude Keane, Ballywilliam, Kilcormac, Birr, Co. Offaly

Nominated by: Glanbia Ingredients Ireland


Nicky & Philip Thornton, Beechwood, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Nominated by: Centenary Thurles Co-op


John Walsh, Ballylomasna, Ballylooby, Cahir, Co. Tipperary         

Nominated by: Dairygold Co-op


David Boland, Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath           

Nominated by: Aurivo Co-op

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