AHI Newsletter Q2 2018 FINAL

Events and Media

Gráinne Dwyer, Communications and Event Manager

CELLCHECK MILKING FOR QUALITY AWARDS LAUNCH I n April we launched the CellCheck Milking For Quality Awards on the farm of two-time winner, Martin Davin, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. This year, in addition to the Best 500 Awards, we have introduced two new categories for Dairy Discussion Groups – Most Improved Group and Best SCC Group. The purpose of the new categories is to encourage a group approach to achieving or maintaining a low SCC in addition to recognising the achievements of individual herd owners . It is our intention to run these Discussion Group Awards as part of the CellCheck Milking For Quality Awards for the next three years. Since the inception of the Awards in 2014, FBD Insurance have sponsored the ‘Best 500’ Award and this year they have agreed to continue their sponsorship for a further three years. Their sponsorshipwill include the two newDairy DiscussionGroup categories.

Attending the launch of the CellCheck Milking For Quality Awards were Tom O'Dwyer Teagasc, Carolyn O'Hara FBD (Sponsor), Gerry Boyle Teagasc, Martin Davin, Dairy Farmer and two time winner of a CellCheck Milking For Quality Award, David Graham AHI, John Cahalan FBD (Sponsor) and Finola McCoy AHI.



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