Ferme Jolipré Holstein in Saint-Moïse is crowned Milk Quality Champion
Longueuil, January 31st, 2019 – Sixteen new regional champions received top honours at Agropur’s 30th Club of Excellence gala, which was held in Québec City on January 25. The event paid tribute to dairy farms that recorded the best milk quality results among Agropur members.
The cream of milk production
Ferme Jolipré Holstein Inc., located in Saint-Moïse, Quebec, distinguished itself by achieving the best overall combined result for milk quality and milk house inspection. The farm, owned by Marie-Josée Turcotte and Régis Lepage, has a herd of 85 Holsteins, including 45 lactating cows which produce an average of 10,500 kg of milk per animal. By winning this award from amongst the entire cooperative for a third time, Mr. Lepage and Ms. Turcotte are also inducted as an Honourary Patron to the Club of Excellence. An honourable mention was also awarded to Scott Robinson, located in Ward’s Creek, New Brunswick.
Chosen among all members in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, these new champions have joined 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.
"This 30th edition of the Club of Excellence reflects our commitment to quality. It also testifies to the relevance of our business model, which is one of sharing wealth and contributing to the economic vitality in regional communities. When the consumer buys an Agropur product, not only do they acquire a product of the highest quality, they also contribute to a better redistribution of wealth across rural areas." stressed Mr. René Moreau, Agropur president.
About Agropur Cooperative
Agropur Cooperative is a North American dairy industry leader founded in 1938. With sales of $6.4 billion in 2017, the Cooperative is a source of pride to its 3,290 members and 8,300 employees. Agropur processes close to 6.1 billion litres of milk per year at its 39 plants across North America and boasts an impressive roster of brands and products including Natrel, Québon, OKA, iögo, Farmers, Agropur Signature, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Island Farms, BiPro and Olympic. Agropur’s head office is certified LEED Silver.
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Source: Agropur Cooperative
Photo credit: Éric Lajeunesse