Hundreds attend Goleen dairy farm walk

June 17th, 2016 5:13 PM

By Con Downing

Award-winning dairy farmer Kieran O'Sullivan speaking at the farm walk, watched by his son, Cathal, and Pauline O'Driscoll, of Teagasc, Skibbereen.

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MORE than 400 people attended a Teagasc farm walk in pleasant sunshine on the national award-winning dairy farm of Kieran, Catherine and Cathal O’Sullivan, Dunmanus, Goleen, this afternoon.

They are the most recent winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards, having been presented with the top national prize last October. The Teagasc Farm Walk focused on the practical steps taken by the O’Sullivans to win the national title and concluded with a public forum discussion on the farm, including the host farmer and key stakeholders. The multitudes were well fed, courtesy of the catering department of Drinagh Co-Op.

This celebration of Irish dairy farming excellence was a collaboration between Teagasc, the National Dairy Council, Ornua-Kerrygold Ireland and Drinagh Co-Op. 

Earlier in the day, at Goleen Community Hall, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Michael Creed, TD, opened a National Dairy Council seminar,  ‘Promoting Irish Dairy Excellence.’ Hurling legend Henry Shefflin joined a line-up of speakers, representing Ornua-Kerrygold, Teagasc and the national judging panel for the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. 

Full report and more photos in next week’s Southern Star – in the shops on Thursday, June 23rd.

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