Sixteen new regional champions received top honours at Agropur's 29th Club of Excellence gala, held in Québec City on January 26. The event paid tribute to dairy farms that recorded the best milk quality results among Agropur members.
The cream of milk production
For the second year in a row, Ferme Jolipré Holstein Inc., located in Saint-Moïse, Quebec, distinguished itself by achieving the best overall combined result for milk quality and farm inspection. The farm, owned by Marie-Josée Turcotte and Régis Lepage, has a herd of 90 Holsteins, including 50 lactating cows which produce an average of 10,500 kg of milk per animal. An honourable mention was also awarded to Braefield Farm, located in Penobsquis, New Brunswick.
Chosen among all members in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, these new champions have been inducted into Agropur's Club of Excellence. Since its creation in 1988, the Club of Excellence has welcomed more than 2,000 award winners into its ranks. All Agropur members are eligible to enter the contest and a rigorous selection process is used to determine the winners.
"Our cooperative has always played a leadership role in on-farm milk quality amongst our members. The excellence of the products offered to consumers by the Cooperative that begin with high quality milk is a must now more than ever. We can be proud of the efforts made in recent years." stressed Mr. René Moreau, Agropur president.
Source : Agropur Cooperative