Thomas Dwan and his parents Edmund and Ann from Bohernamona, Thurles, Co. Tipperary have been awarded the annual prize for Ireland’s top quality dairy farm.
They were presented with the ‘Sam Maguire of Farming’, the prestigious NDC & KerryGold Quality Milk Awards perpetual cup, as well as the national prize, at an awards ceremony in Thomas Prior Hall, Dublin on October 15.
Dwan commented that it was a proud moment for all of his family, adding that he was particularly delighted to bring a national trophy back to County Tipperary. He was presented with his award by ten times All Ireland hurling champion, Henry Shefflin, from Kilkenny.
Both Dwan and his father, Edmund, work together milking 105 cows on a 75 hectare farm on the outskirts of Thurles town. All of the milk from the farm goes to Centenary Thurles Co-op.
Fifteen Dairy farms from seven counties were shortlisted as finalists for the 2014 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards.
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