Twelve of Lee Strand’s top-quality farmers gathered in the Pavilion in Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee recently for the Lee Strand Milk Quality Awards 2021. The annual awards celebrate the high standard of farming excellence on Lee Strand farms and recognises the farmers who produce the highest quality milk. Eric & Tina O’Brien from Doon in Tralee were announced as the prestigious winner of the Lee Strand Overall Milk Quality Award 2021.
Gearoid Linnane, CEO, Lee Strand congratulated each of the twelve-monthly award winners and this year’s overall winner for their dedication to excellence on their farms. He also mentioned the Lee Strand brand is renowned for its distinctive taste and freshness and thanked all Lee Strand farmers for their continued commitment to providing the best milk in Kerry.
The twelve monthly Lee Strand Quality Award Winners for 2021 are as follows: January: JOHN & TOM SLATTERY, Lisloose, Tralee; February: PATRICK DILLANE, Knockanaha, Tralee; March: ERIC & TINA O’BRIEN, Doon, Tralee; April: JOHN SHANAHAN, Bawnboy, Tralee; May: DECLAN & CHRISTA ROCHE, Listellick, Tralee; June: EDWARD BEHAN, Killahan, Abbeydorney; July: TIM HORGAN, Knockanaha, Ballyroe, Tralee; August: GERARD O’MAHONY, Lismore, Abbeydorney; September: JOHN, NIALL & CAROL MASON, Ballinduganig, Tralee; October: BRIAN MADDEN, Rathanny, Tralee; November: IVAN GROVES, Ballyackey, Kielduff, Tralee and December: JOHN KEANE, O’Brennan, Kielduff, Tralee.