* David Cassidy, Coppenagh, Lisnagar, Cootehill, Co Cavan: supplier of milk to Glanbia.
* Danny and Patrick Cremin, Ballintubber, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick: suppliers of milk to Kerry Agribusiness.
* Noel Collins, Knockavoher, Leap, Co Cork: supplier of milk to Drinagh Co-op.
* Robert Groves, Ballyackey, Tralee, Co Kerry: supplier of milk to Lee Strand Co-op.
* Patrick Guinan, Ballycumber Road, Moate, Co Westmeath: supplier of milk to Arrabawn Co-op.
* Anne Maria Keane and Patrick Cotter, Lacca East, Kilmorna, Listowel, Co. Kerry: suppliers of milk to Kerry Agribusiness.
* Conor Murphy, Clonlea, Clonakilty, Co Cork: supplier of milk to Lisavaird Co-op.
* John Payne, Torboy, Moydow, Co Longford: supplier of milk to Connacht Gold Co-op.
Merle Tanner (Mrs), West View House, Aglish, Coachford, Co Cork: supplier of milk to Dairygold Co-op.
Countdown to finals
It is expected that the results will be announced on Oct 11. The overall, winning farmer will receive a prize of €5,000 and the NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards perpetual trophy.
This year’s competition updates, and results, when available, will be posted to www.qualitymilkawards.ie.