Roscommon farmer recognised at Aurivo Milk Quality Awards

Pictured (left to right) at the recent Annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards were Raymond Barlow, Aurivo Chairman; Michael Ward; Aisling Ward; Michael Kenny, Aurivo Board; Killian Bannon, Aurivo Dairy Advisor; and Donal Tierney, Aurivo CEO.

Aisling Ward of Kilbegnet Dairy was recognised as the ‘Best New Entrant’ to dairy farming at the Annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards recently.

Kilbegnet Dairy credits the award for Best New Entrant and its successful start in dairying to breeding selection, good grassland management and beginning with the best stock available on its 350-acre farm in Creggs.

As an Aurivo supplier, Aisling is following in the steps of her grandmother who first supplied milk to Aurivo in 1978.

Donal Tierney, Chief Executive of Aurivo acknowledged the huge commitment to quality and standard of the winning dairy farmer entrants.

“Now in its 16th year, the Aurivo Milk Quality Awards is an annual award programme which recognises a degree of excellence in dairy farming. I am delighted to be here today to congratulate our eight Milk Quality Award winners, who exemplify commitment to the highest quality of milk supply for both liquid and manufacturing milk,” he said.

“Our farming families’ remarkable commitment and dedication allows us to produce the best quality milk and we are proud of the quality milk pool of our almost 1,000 suppliers in both the Republic and Northern Ireland”.