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Watch: Quality Milk Awards finalist Thomas Griffin
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Watch: Quality Milk Awards finalist Thomas Griffin

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NDC/Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards finalists Thomas and Mary Griffin together with their young family farm at Ballinroher near Timoleague, Co Cork.
NDC/Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards finalists Thomas and Mary Griffin together with their young family farm at Ballinroher near Timoleague, Co Cork.

In 2015, they were milking 150 cows and total milk sales to Barryroe Co-op were 817,00 litres. Cow numbers have increased to 158 milking cows in 2016. Thomas is a member of the Clonakilty, Shinagh and Carbery Discussion Groups.

The Griffins farm over 57ha (141 acres) in total, with all 57ha available for milking cows around the parlour and over 70% of the land block is owned.

Thomas is clear on his policy: “Converting green grass to milk as efficiently as possible.” Technically, Thomas likes detail and has a keen interest in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. ...

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