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Cross-border dairy processing co-operative Lakeland Dairies has announced the creation of a young farmer competition which will be part of the co-op’s annual milk quality awards.

The award is aimed at recognising the activity and involvement of young farmers in bringing fresh and new ideas to the family farm.

The winner will receive a €2,000 or £2,000 support to take part in an agricultural study tour of their choice before the end of 2025.

The winner of the Young Farmer competition will be announced at a ceremony to mark the Lakeland Dairies’ Milk Quality Awards on 19th June.

Criteria for the Young Farmer competition awards include:

Announcing the new competition at the Balmoral Show this week, Eamon Duignan Member Relations Manager with Lakeland Dairies said:

“Recognising and rewarding the activity of young farmers is critical to fostering the next generation of dairy farmers. Lakeland Dairies has always worked hard to support and encourage generational renewal at a time when it is appropriate for everyone.

“We have launched this innovative award to underline our unwavering commitment to supporting young farmers on their journey in dairying. Dairy farming is a hugely rewarding but challenging profession and we want to assist farmers in gathering knowledge from across the world by providing support to partake in an agricultural study tour.

“We will continue to back and support our young farmer suppliers on their careers with Lakeland Dairies.”

For those looking for more information, email: memberrelations@lakelanddairies.com