July 2018 Newsletter

Milk Price, Winter Fodder Workshop, Farm Walk, Gate Promotion 2018, Drinagh Group at Carbery Milk Quality Awards

24 July 2018

Milk Price

The milk price for the month of June is unchanged at 34.15 cpl (155.25 cents per gallon) at 3.60% butterfat and 3.30% protein, including Summer Somatic Cell Count (SCC) bonus of 0.5 cpl and VAT at 5.4%.The average price paid for the month is 35.43 cpl. This is based on the average butterfat of 3.86% and protein of 3.32%, including SCC bonus and VAT.

Winter Fodder Workshop

Drinagh plan to host a number of winter fodder workshops next week on Thursday the 26th of July in the Drinagh Central Office. Des Cronin from Inform Nutrition will be discussing feeding options to prepare for the coming winter. Each workshop will run for 90 mins approx. Places will be limited, and booking is essential – please contact Tim Regan/Darren Lynch to book your place.

Farm Walk

Carbery Milk Quality Winner farm walk on the farm of Pat, Theresa & James O’Neill Clohane, Bandon, Co Cork (By kind permission).

Tuesday, 31st July 2018

From 12.00 am to 2.00 pm

ALL ARE WELCOME (Signposted from Bandon Mart)

This is a Department approved Knowledge Transfer Dairy Event.
This is a Department approved Knowledge Transfer Dairy Event

Gate Promotion 2018


Our annual gate promotion will be on 9th 10th & 11th August 2018.

The promotion will cover standard, heavy and sheep gates.

Drinagh Group at Carbery Milk Quality Awards

Drinagh Group at Carbery Milk Quality Awards
The Drinagh group pictured at the recent Carbery Quality Milk Awards presentation ceremony at Fernhill House Hotel Clonakilty: Standing l-r Peter Fleming Chairman Carbery Group ;Con O’Driscoll ;Seamus Daly ;Brendan & Pauline O’Driscoll Drinagh Co-op Winners with their family Amy, Niall, Sam & Ian O’Driscoll ; TJ Sullivan Chairman Drinagh Co-op; Jason Hawkins CEO Carbery Group; Charles & Martina McCarthy Drinagh Co-op Runners Up with their family Aoife, Charles Og & Chloe McCarthy ;Noel & Ann O’Shea, Drinagh Co-op runners up with their family Ciara and Brian O’Shea. Back l-r - Tim Regan, Jerome O'Mahony Vice-Chairman Drinagh Co-op, David Shiels, Tom Murphy, Joe O'Sullivan CEO Drinagh Co-Op. (Photo: George Maguire)

The Drinagh Co-Op winner of the award is:
Brendan & Pauline O’Driscoll Shreelane, Leap, Co.Cork

The Drinagh Co-Op runners up are:
Noel & Ann O’Shea Ballyally, Skibbereen, Co.Cork
Charles & Martine McCarthy Gortycrossig, Castletownshend, Co.Cork

We congratulate the three finalists on their remarkable achievement of consistently producing top quality milk.

The overall Carbery winner is: Bandon Suppliers Pat, Theresa and James O’Neill Clohane, Bandon, Co.Cork. A farm walk will be held on the farm of Pat, Theresa & James O’Neill Clohane on Tuesday 31st of July.


  • Winter Fodder Workshop on thursday 26th July in the Drinagh Central Office
  • Carbery Milk Quality Farm Walk on Tuesday July 31st 2018 @ the O’Neill Farm Clohane, Bandon.