28 June 2024 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A farm family from Scotstown has been announced as Supreme Champions of the Lakeland Dairies Milk Quality Awards. Brian, Gene and Gene (jnr) McGinnity, who farm in partnership at Scotstown, won the top prize for the exceptionally high quality of milk produced on their farm throughout the past year. The McGinnitys also took home the 500,000 litre producer category award.

“The Milk Quality Awards are a recognition of the achievements of Lakeland Dairies’ milk suppliers who are committed to quality in all aspects of their milk production. Winning a milk quality award is a truly excellent achievement,” stated Lakeland Dairies Chairman Niall Matthews. The winners emerged from among 3,200 farm families across 17 counties who produce milk for the 2bn litres Lakeland Dairies milk pool. The awards were presented by Mr Matthews and Group Chief Executive Colin Kelly at a special event in Corick House Hotel, Clogher, Co. Tyrone, together with Edwin Poots MLA, Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

In addition to the Supreme Champion, Lakeland Dairies also announced winners in several categories of the Milk Quality Awards. Eoin Corrigan, Trim, Co. Meath won the 500,000 litre producer category award in the Republic of Ireland. The highly commended runners-up in the 500,000 litre producer category was Oisin and Eamon Gallen, Ramelton, Co Donegal Sean Kiernan, Kilcogy, Co Longford was the highly commended runner-up in the 500,000 producer category. Ivan Thomas, Rahan, Co Offaly won the Lakeland Dairies Sustainability Award for outstanding commitment to sustainable milk production and…

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