First female winner of Aurivo milk quality awards
A female farmer from Donegal has been named the Milk Supplier of the Year with Aurivo, the first in the history of the awards.
Eight Aurivo milk suppliers were acknowledged for their contribution to dairy farming excellence at the 11 annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards.
The top award, Aurivo Milk Supplier of the Year, was won by Donegal farmer Lorna Kilpatrick from Raphoe, Co. Donegal who was also awarded the prize in the Best Supplier in the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme category.
In 2016, Lorna and her husband Paul took over the running of farm from Lorna’s parents, Russell and Kathleen Porter. Their children, Luke, Reece and Amy, all help out with calf rearing.
Aurivo Award Winners
Best Supplier in Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme & Milk Supplier of the Year
Lorna and Paul Kilpatrick, Cottown, Raphoe, Co. Donegal
Lowest Annual Average SCC
Matthew Burke, Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Highest average milk solids
Daniel and Jarleth Walsh of Ballinderris Dairy Ltd, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Lowest TBC Manufacturing Milk
David Wylie, Muff, Co. Donegal
Lowest TBC Liquid Milk
John McTiernan, Mullaghavourneen, Co. Longford
Best New Entrant
Gerard Cormican, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway
Best Northern Ireland supplier
David Harkness, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Most improved SCC from 2016 to 2017
Michael Lyons, Williamstown, Co. Galway
Commenting at the Awards, Pat Duffy, Chairman of Aurivo said:”Aurivo and its dairy farmers from 13 counties are committed to delivering the highest quality milk.
"The hard work and dedication of our suppliers ensures that our high standards are consistently met and that should be commended.”
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