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NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards Competition to proceed for 2020

CMK02102019 REPRO FREE NO FEE Pictured are the Hearne Family from Rathgormack, Co. Waterford, winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards today crowned today as the top-quality milk producer in the country. The awards, dubbed ‘the Oscars of the Dairy World’ celebrates excellence in Irish dairy farming and this year expanded its criteria in the area of sustainable dairy farming to champion farmers committed to caring for their environment. Picture Clare Keogh Further Information Cathy Curran | Communications Manager | The National Dairy Council The Studio, Maple Avenue, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, Ireland Direct: +353 1 290 2518 | Mobile: 086 8777 664 Main: +353 1 290 2451 Email: | Web: Find us on Facebook/NDCIreland | Follow us on Twitter @NDC_ie

NDC and Ornua are pleased to announce that following consultation with the judging panel, the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards competition will proceed this year strictly following government guidelines on COVID-19.

The following guidelines have been introduced to ensure optimum safety protocols are adhered to:

• All co-ops, regardless of milk pool, can nominate one farm only;
• Closing date for nominations has been extended to Friday 21st August 2020;
• A strict farm visit protocol will be put in place for all visits on farm.

Due to COVID-19 the awards ceremony, an event which usually takes place in Dublin in October, will not go ahead as planned. However, it is more important than ever to acknowledge the incredible resilience and hard work carried out by Ireland’s 18,000 dairy farmers who work hard to put quality dairy products on our tables 365 days a year. As such, a supporting PR and marketing campaign will take place to promote and celebrate this year’s finalists; Ireland’s best-in-class dairy farmers. Winners will be announced in November.

For further information on the Quality Milk Awards please visit

For futher information contact:
Cathy Currran, Communications Manager, National Dairy Council
+353 1 290 2518 |