Louth tillage farmer John McGrane from Dunleer has been awarded the overall quality seed grower award by seed assemblers and distributors Goldcrop.
John McGrane’s winning crop was LUMOS Winter Wheat, which produced a yield of 11.75 tonnes per hectare (4.7 tonnes per acre) with moisture of 16.5 % and a bushel weight of 76.1KPH.
Goldcrop has more than 170 professional seed growers throughout the country. Many of these growers have been producing seed for Goldcrop for over 20 years.
Goldcrop managing director, John Murphy, said: “John McGrane runs a very efficient and high performing operation which always consistently produces top class seed for Goldcrop.
“This year alone he was a provider of eight individual varieties across four crop types, which epitomizes the commitment John has given on our behalf to deliver to a consistent high quality end result. This quality award scheme duly acknowledges John and indeed all our dedicated seed growers for their hard work and commitment.”
Mr Murphy said that all eight category winners and those short-listed were of the very highest standard not alone in Ireland but in Europe.
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