Three Food NI members win Farming Life awards for excellence

Three Food NI member companies have been successful in the annual Farming Life Agri-Food Awards.

The annual awards celebrate excellence in farming in Northern Ireland.

The successful Food NI companies were –

Ballylisk of Armagh Cheese – the company run by Dean and Mark Wright is based on the family farm at Tandragee and produces luxury cheeses from milk from the farm’s dairy herd. The company was named Artisan Producer of the Year.

Cavanagh Eggs, Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh: John and Eileen Hall, owners of the business, won the Poultry Farmer on the Year

Glastry Farm Ice Cream of Kircubbin, Co Down, a producer of luxury ice cream and low fat sorbets founded and managed by Will Taylor, was named Dairy Farmer of the Year.

The awards offer farmers and businesses operating in the farming sector a great opportunity to showcase their achievements and increase their profile.

Sponsors include pork processor Cranswick Country Foods which is associate sponsors of the awards.

Other sponsors include Alltech, Moy Park, the Farm Safety Partnership, Cookstown, Lantra Awards, Creagh Concrete, the RSPB, the Department of Agriculture, environment and Rural Affairs and AJS Promotions.

A huge congratulations to all of the 2018 award winners, from all of us at Food NI!