Previous Finalists

2017

National Winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2017

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

Nominated by: Dairygold Co-op

Three farms received Excellence in Dairy Awards with Category Acknowledgement

1.       Best Percentage Solids

Crowley FamilyBauravilla Upper, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Nominated by: Drinagh Co-op

2.       Innovation

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

Nominated by: Glanbia Ingredients Ireland

3.       Sustainability

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

Nominated by: Dairygold Co-op

Five farms received National Category Awards:

1.       All year-round Winner

David Boland, Horseleap, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Nominated by: Aurivo Co-op

2.       Best New Entrant

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

Nominated by: Glanbia Ingredients Ireland

3.       Lowest TBC

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

Nominated by: Lee Strand Co-op Ltd.

4.       Lowest SCC

EamonMcMahon, Knockaturley, Stranooden, Co. Monaghan    

Nominated by: LacPatrick

5.       Highest Milk Solids per Hectare

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

Nominated by: Lisavaird Co-op

Six farms received National Finalist Awards

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

Nominated by: Kerry Agribusiness

2.       DeclanFinn, The Lodge, Curraglass, Newtown, Charleville,  Co. Cork       

Nominated by: Kerry Agribusiness

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

Nominated by: Clóna Dairy Products

4.       Sean LynchGlencrow, Moville, Co. Donegal       

Nominated by: Aurivo

5.       Norman PerrottGrange, Timoleague, Bandon, Co. Cork

Nominated by: Barryroe Co-op

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

Nominated by: Centenary Thurles Co-op

2016

National Winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2016

Tom and Moya Power, Drumhills Farm,Cappagh, Co.Waterford

Three farms received ‘Excellence in Milk Quality’ Awards:

1.       Tom and Moya Power, Drumhills Farm, Cappagh, Co Waterford

2.       Ian and David Lamberton, Fahan, Co Donegal

3.       Arthur, Ann and Conor O’Leary, Kilmallock, Co Limerick

Seven farms received National Category Awards:

1.       Highest Milk Solids per hectare

Sean & Treasa Moher, Croughmore Lower, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

2.       Development

John, Margaret & Denis O’Dwyer, Knockgorman, Donohill, Co. Tipperary

3.       Sustainability

Thomas & Laura Griffin, Ballinroher, Timoleague, Bandon, Co Cork

4.       Highest Protein

Tim & Breda Hurley & family, Cahirbeg, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork

5.       Lowest TBC

Jim & Derry Byrne, Clonmore, Bree, Co. Wexford

6.       Lowest SCC

Gary, Emma & Martin Horan, Slevoyre, Terryglass, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

7.       Runner Up Lowest SCC

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