Ferme Pierlie in Saint-Adelphe-de-Champlain is Crowned Milk Quality Grand Champion
Longueuil, February 4th, 2020 – Sixteen regional champions were honoured at Agropur’s 31st Club of Excellence Gala, which was held in Quebec City on January 31. The event recognized the dairy farms that achieved the best milk quality results amongst Agropur members.
The cream of the crop
Ferme Pierlie, located in Saint-Adelphe-de-Champlain, Quebec, distinguished itself by achieving the best overall combined result for their milk quality and milk house inspection. The farm, owned by Julie Michel and Pierre Guévin, has a herd of 85 Holsteins, including 48 lactating cows which produce an average of 11,942 kg of milk per animal. An honourable mention was also awarded to Dairy Creek Farm, located from in Ward’s Creek, New Brunswick.
Determined from amongst all members in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, these new champions have joined the ranks of Agropur’s Club of Excellence. Since its inception in 1988, the Club of Excellence has welcomed more than 2,100 regional champions. All Agropur members are eligible to participate in the rigourous competition.
Better Dairy. Better World.
"Today's consumer is concerned about what they eat and how it affects the world around them. Through the Club of Excellence, we recognize, encourage and reward the quest for excellence. Above all, we are firmly committed to our promise of better dairy, better world.", said Roger Massicotte, Agropur President.
About Agropur Cooperative
Agropur Cooperative is a North American dairy industry leader founded in 1938. With sales of $7.3 billion in 2019, the Cooperative is a source of pride to its 3,024 members and 8,800 employees who work together, every day, with the same vision: “Better Dairy. Better World.". Agropur has 38 plants in North America and offers an impressive range of products under brands including: Natrel, OKA, iÖGO, biPro, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Olympic, Farmers, Northumberland, Island Farms and Québon.
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Source: Agropur Cooperative
Photo: Image thumbnail, from left to right: Émile Cordeau, Agropur Chief Executive Officer, Pierre Guévin and Julie Michel from Ferme Pierlie and Roger Massicotte, Agropur President.
Photo: Éric Lajeunesse