NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards

NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards

The National Dairy Council & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards set out to identify and to reward the top dairy farmer in the Republic of Ireland.

The Awards create an opportunity to showcase to consumers the excellence of our pasture-based dairy farming whilst helping to build awareness about the dairy farmers in the Republic of Ireland who are behind our local dairy brands.

The competition, known as "The Sam Maguire of Farming," also identifies dairy farmers who are role models to others, providing a platform for co-ops to highlight to their own suppliers the technical requirements, standards and techniques which drive top quality milk production.

For further information about the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards, please contact Antonina Ni Dhuinn on 01-276 6117 or nina[at]progresspr[dot]ie


Latest News

15th October, 2014 - Tipperary Farm wins National Quality Milk Award

20th August, 2014 - Fifteen Dairy Farms Shortlisted for NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards

9th April, 2014 - Co-ops Invited to Nominate Top Dairy Farmers for National Award

21 October, 2013 - National Prize for Top Dairy Farmer Awarded

Meet the Winners 2014

Meet the Dwan Family from Co. Tipperary, winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2014.
Footage courtesy of TV3

Meet a Selection of 2014 Finalists - Courtesy of NDC & Kerrygold

  • PJ & Bernie Boylan
    Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan

  • Edmund & Thomas Dwan
    Thurles, Co. Tipperary

  • Aidan & Mary Reardon
    Ballinhassig, Co. Cork

  • Eoin Toohey
    Moneygall, Co. Offaly



Meet a Selection of 2013 Finalists - Courtesy of TV3

  • David & Kathleen Boland
    Moate, Co. Westmeath

  • Glenn & Sandra Chapman
    Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

  • Denis & Rose Collins
    Bantry, Co. Cork

  • Edward & Olivia Fitzgerald
    Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

  • Richard & Nora Fitzgerald
    Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

  • John & Deirdre McCarthy
    Bandon, Co. Cork



Meet a Selection of 2012 Finalists – Courtesy of TV3

  • david cassidy
    David Cassidy
    Cootehill, Co. Cavan
  • Noel collins
    Noel Collins
    Leap, Co. Cork
  • Cremin Bros
    Danny & Patrick Cremin
    Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick
  • John Payne
    John Payne
    Moydow, Co. Longford
  • Merle Tanner
    Merle Tanner
    Coachford, Co. Cork





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Meet the Judges

Jack Kennedy, David Gleeson, Patrick Wall, Photo by Colm Mahady, Fennell Photography

We would like to welcome back the national judging panel for 2014 - (L-R) Dr. Jack Kennedy (Irish Farmers' Journal), Dr. David Gleeson (Teagasc) and Prof. Patrick Wall (UCD) - photo: Colm Mahady, Fennell Photography