CellCheck Milking for Quality Awards 2016

Congratulations to Aidan Hickey, Gurrane, Ballydehob, for having the lowest SCC in Drinagh in 2016

24 November 2017

The CellCheck Milking for Quality awards is now in its fourth year. The award is given to the 500 milk suppliers nationally with the lowest, weighted annual average SCC. This is based on SCC data collected by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and analysed by ICBF.

Any supplier with at least 9 months SCC results are considered eligible. All farmers in the top 500 had an average weighted SCC under 78,000 cells/ml, which is an excellent achievement. Drinagh is well represented and especially proud that 39 of our milk suppliers have qualified for the CellCheck Milking for Quality award based on 2016 results.

Each winner receives a waterproof plaque that is designed to be mounted on the wall of their dairy or milking parlour.

The Winners

Aidan Hickey, Gurrane, Ballydehob, was recognised at the awards for having the lowest SCC in Drinagh for 2016. Drinagh wish to congratulate Aidan on his outstanding achievement.

Drinagh also held their own awards night in Skibbereen where the 39 Drinagh suppliers who were among the top 500 in the country in terms of SCC were presented with their plaques. The 39 Drinagh award winners are listed below in alphabetical order:

Aidan Hickey Gurrane, Ballydehob
Ann Kingston Ferlihanes, Rossmore
Anthony O'Shea Gories, Bantry
Brendan O'Driscoll Shreelane, Leap
Charles Hegarty Caheragh, Drimoleague
Cornelius O'Callaghan The Mall, Leap
David Kingston Curraghnaloughra, Drinagh
Denis & Sheila Cronin Ballyhadown, Drimoleague
Denis Collins Letterlickey, Bantry
Denis G. O’Brien Castledonovan, Drimoleague
Denis J. Cadogan Coolboy, Caheragh
Donal & Mary Hayes Shuntullig, Durrus
Francis Keating Droumnacara, Church Cross
Jason Wolfe Stouke, Ballydehob
John & Sandra Maher Keelnaclasha, Skibbereen
John B. Leonard Donegal, Reengaroga
John Hunt Lissacha North, Schull
John O'Regan Kielbronogue, Schull
John Young Curraghlickey, Drinagh
Julie McSweeney Drimoleague, Co.Cork
Kevin & Siobhan O'Driscoll Kilmore, Drimoleague
Kieran Keane Meenies, Drimoleague
Kieran O'Sullivan Dunmanus, Goleen
Lawrence Hallihane Lickowen, Castletownsend
Michael Leahy Gurranes, Caheragh
Michael Russell Knockane, Drimoleague
Neil Collins Dromusta, Drimoleague
Peadar O'Driscoll Reenmurragha, Church Cross
Pearl & David Shannon Brahalish, Durrus
Richard Bradfield Lettertinlish, Skibbereen
Richard Jennings Keelinga, Leap
Richard Murphy Breenymore, Kealkil
Robert Deane Derrygareen, Skibbereen
Sean Dineen Bawnbue, Drimoleague
Timothy Cronin Lackareigh, Kealkil
Timothy McCarthy Dromusta West, Drimoleague
Trevor & Carol Draper Knockbue, Drimoleague
William Forde Rock Mount, Drimoleague
William Wolfe Knockawaddra, Lisbealad

The CellCheck Milking For Quality Awards is an initiative to acknowledge and recognise the excellence of Irish farmers who are currently achieving very high standards of udder health on farm, and to provide a goal for others to aim for in the future. It also gives positive feedback to the milk processors who are providing somatic cell count (SCC) data to the Department of Agriculture, under a protocol developed by AHI, ICBF and the Department.

CellCheck Milking For Quality Awards