Inishowen man among top Irish
AN Inishowen man has
been named among the country's top dairy farmers.
Sean Lynch, Glencrow, Moville, has been announced as
a national finalist in the Quality Milk Awards
nominated by Aurivo.
The local farm has been producing top-class milk for
just over fifty years.
Sean’s father started milk production in 1966. Sean
now looks after the family farm with his wife Marie
while their son John plans to take over the
operation in the future.
Sean also has three daughters Gemma, Ellen and
Catherine. Son John currently works full time, but
dedicates time to help out on the farm in the
evenings and at the weekend.
Cream of the crop: The Lynch family
(John, Sean, Moire and Ellen) who run a top-quality
dairy farm at Glencrow, Moville.
The family won the
Aurivo supplier award with lowest TBC manufacturing
in 2016. Their motto is “You can’t get clean milk
from dirty cows”
Meanwhile, the top prize was awarded to John and
Maria Walsh of Cahir, Co Tipperary.
The winners and finalists were announced in Dublin
yesterday following a "serious short-listing
process" from the three judges, Professor Pat Wall
from UCD, Dr David Gleeson (Teagasc) and Dr Jack
Kennedy (Irish Farmers Journal.
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said: “Irish
farming is more than just a business, it is a way of
life. Irish farmers learn their craft from their
parents and grandparents before them. It is no
accident that Irish dairy products are regarded as
the best in the world.
"Irish farmers and their family’s commitment to
delivering world class quality milk, day in day out,
coupled with our grass based farming systems has
enabled us to build successful markets for dairy
products around the world," the minister added.