The Brennans from Kilcogy.

Kilcogy family among Milk Award winners

A Kilcogy farm family has won the Grassland Management Award at the 2023 NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards.

The Brennan family, who supply Lakeland Dairies, were announced as category winners of the prestigious awards at a special ceremony held in Ballymaloe House in Co. Cork. They were one of 14 farming families from seven counties, representing 14 dairy co-operatives to be acknowledged for excellence in dairy farming and milk production.

Following nomination from their respective co-operative, each finalist participated in an intensive judging process examining a broad range of criteria including environmental management, animal health and welfare, farm infrastructure and hygiene, soil and grassland management and technical performance, among other core indicators.

The Macnamara family from Hospital, Co. Limerick were crowned overall winners at the awards ceremony.

Commenting on the awards Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said: “To be recognised by your own co-operative as a nominee is in itself a fantastic achievement, so all of the 14 finalists can be immensely proud of this recognition, and I wish them all continued success.”