Stoneridge Dundee Portea is Baileys® Champion Irish Dairy Cow for 2012

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Baileys® Irish Cream's search for Ireland's finest dairy cow is over. A six year old pedigree Holstein Friesian, called Stoneridge Dundee Portea, has become the Baileys Irish Champion Cow for 2012. Owned by father and son Pat and Derek Frawley, who farm in the West of Ireland, the cow beat 18 other bovine beauties from across the island to take the top title at the Virginia Show in Co. Cavan

The Baileys Irish Champion Cow Winner for 2012, Stoneridge Dundee Portea owned by Derek Frawley.

With 2015 opening up challenges and opportunities for Irish agriculture, it is vital that we have strong export brands like Baileys and companies such as Diageo and Glanbia to lead the way in new international markets for Irish agri food & drink.

The Baileys Irish Champion Cow Competition rewards good body conformation with proven excellence in milk production and has been sponsored by the Diageo-owned brand, Baileys® for past 29 years in association with its cream supplier, Glanbia Ingredients. It recognises the top quality credentials of the Irish dairy herds supplying cream to Baileys which is produced by Diageo in Ireland, both in Dublin and just outside Belfast.

Widely acknowledged as Ireland’s most prestigious dairy livestock event, the €9,000 prize contest is the largest of its kind in Ireland. Irish Minister of State for Agriculture, Shane McEntee T.D., presented the prizes at the event which is held at the Virginia Show, in Co. Cavan, alongside Alan Quane of R&A Bailey & Co and Glanbia Chairman Liam Herlihy. Minister McEntee said, “This event grows in stature every year. With 2015 opening up challenges and opportunities for Irish agriculture, it is vital that we have strong export brands like Baileys and companies such as Diageo and Glanbia to lead the way in new international markets for Irish agri food & drink”.

Glanbia Chairman Liam Herlihy added: “These top Irish cows are producing the cream for Baileys which ends up all over the world and this competition is an excellent international showcase for the quality of our dairy produce."

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